Thursday, May 8, 2008


This artisinal cheese, made of a blend of Sheep's and Goat's milk, has been made in the same traditional manner for centuries. Tronchón is named after the town in which it is produced. Tronchón is a town of only 103 inhabitants situated in the Spanish province of Teruel. Its population has drastically decreased in the last 100 years because of a mass migration to industrialized cities in Spain. The cheese itself is very subtle and fresh. It has a unique shape with a peculiar dent in the middle. It is very buttery. Its a semi-soft cheese. The town has raised Sheep and Goats for centuries, thus the creation of this blended cheese. Today it can be also made with cows milk incorporated to the blend. It is definitely one of my personal favorites.