Monday, May 12, 2008


Like its distant Mediterranean cousin Mahon cheese, Ibores is also coated in olive oil and paprika during its two month aging period. Ibores comes from the rugged, hot province of Extremadura in western Spain. Extremadura borders Portugal in the west. It is mountainous and famous for its goats. Ibores is made with rich goats milk, and is a great alternative to fresh goat cheese, it packs the same delicious tangy flavor. Its a dry aged cheese with a crumbly dry texture not like any other goat cheese I have tasted. Its perfect with a dry white wine and some salted almonds. perfect for hot weather! Overall I loved Ibores, but I must say Garrotxa is still king of Spain's goat cheeses to me.