Gomber Oveja cheese
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Gomber Oveja is a medium strength, semi-soft, ewe's milk cheese produced in the Valle de Cabuérniga at the Gomber dairy, in the Cantabrian village of Sopeña. It began life as a cheese made for personal consumption by Concepción Llano in the early 20th century and the surplus was sold in local markets or exchanged for other products. In 1990, Gabriel, Concepción's great-grandson built a dairy to comply with health regulations. 50% of the milk is purchased under strict health controls and the rest comes from the dairy's own Assaf ewes.
The cheese, which is matured for 1-2 months, has a natural, mouldy rind with a rough texture and is orange, beige and bluish-green in colour. The interior is mate-white (unusual in ewes' milk cheeses) and has very small holes unevenly distributed through the body and the odd hole of mechanical origin. It has a semi-soft to semi-hard texture, but is elastic and buttery when young, tending to become dryer with time. It has an intense, musty aroma, which can be fetid but not aggressive. the flavour is lactic, buttery, slightly salty, with hints of hay. It has a slightly spicy aftertaste.
The cheese is cylindrical in shape with a smooth surface with grooves and cracks on the sides cause by the mould and weighs between 400 and 500g.
Gomber won a Bronze Medal in 2010 and a Silver Medal in 2011 in the World Cheese Awards.
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