Did you know that in Fuerteventura you have the opportunity to taste one of the best cheeses in the world? 😃
The island is home not only to marvellous infinite beaches, but also to a deep-rooted and award-winning livestock tradition.
The milk and goat cheese produced in this enclave are truly exquisite and have gained worldwide fame over the years. Try them and you’ll understand why!
As a result, last year 2018, one of its cheeses, the Semicurado Maxorata Majorero with paprika (and a slightly yellow colour), won the prestigious prize of “best cheese in the semi-mature goat’s milk cheese with flavours category” in the famous World Championships Cheese competition, thus recognising its excellent texture and flavour.
The World Championships Cheese is a competition that has been held every two years since 1957. More than 3,000 different cheeses from 26 countries took part in the last edition.
The events lasts for 3 days in which several expert juries rate the cheeses presented.
This “Maroxata” cheese made by the Fuerteventura Cattlemen’s Group won first prize in the last edition of the competition held in Wisconsin, United States.
(This production was also awarded the “Super Gold” distinction at the World Cheese Awards 2014 held in Europe).
At the same time, the company also won second prize in the category of “mixture of tender and semi-mature with flavours” with the “Alisios “ cheese.
This exclusive brand is made for the American market and is sold elsewhere under the name Selectum.
The best semi-mature cheese in the world: The Maxorata Cheese.
The majorero cheese has a Denomination of Origin recognized since 1996 being this the oldest goat cheese in Spain. Its variants with a creamy and slightly spicy texture are: tender, semi-mature and ripe.
Being one of the star products of Canarian gastronomy, the quality of the raw material used to make it makes it very popular with islanders and foreigners who visit the islands.
It is generally produced in the municipalities of Betancuria, La Oliva, Pájara, Puerto del Rosario, Tuineje and Antigua.
The award-winning Maxorata cheese, which belongs to the company the Fuerteventura Cattle Breeders Group (a company that began its activity in the early 1980s), is made with the milk of the Majorera goat bred on the island and is left to mature for 20 to 60 days.
This cheese is sold throughout Spain and in countries such as the United Kingdom, France and Japan.
The group produces around 1,800 tonnes of cheese a year thanks to the approximately 50 farmers who provide the raw material, making it one of the most important cheese industries in Spain.
Over time, they have tried to continue the tradition of making majorero cheese while incorporating new technologies into production to ensure the necessary guarantees and quality standards.
Other award-winning brands of the Ganadero Group have been those known as “Tofio” and “Pastor Isleño”, in addition to the “Alisios” mentioned above.
The majorero cheeses have been recognised for years in different national and international competitions such as the World Cheese Award in London, the Gourmet Show in Madrid, the World Cheese in the United States, Agrocanarias…
Now all that’s left to do is wait until 2020 to find out if any of these cheeses will once again become leaders in the World Championships Cheese. They have already won us over with their indisputable aroma and flavour! 😍
The majorero cheese has been a great ambassador of the island of Fuerteventura, taking the name of this paradise of the Canary Archipelago to the top.
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Enjoy the best cheese in the world on one of the most fascinating islands on the planet!😉
If you are going to stay in Fuerteventura for your next holidays and you want to know more about great accommodation on the island, we would recommend you read our post: The best hotels in the Canary Islands.
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