Platter of GranQueso®

Similar in style to Spanish manchego, GranQueso is made with fresh cow milk and has a firm body and a rich, full flavor. This handcrafted cheese is shelf-cured and has a traditional basket-weave rind. It has no problem living up to the English translation of its name, "great cheese."

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Appearance

Ivory colored with an inedible red "basket weave" rind.

Texture

Six months of aging to reach maturity gives GranQueso a firm texture.

Flavor

Rich in flavor, but not pungent, Gran Queso has an extra sharp tang.

Serve.


Grate some onto a salad to perk up your greens, or top vegetables or a vegetable casserole (it goes well with potatoes, onions, mushrooms and broccoli, just to name a few). Easy to shred, but also easy to slice -- it is moist enough not to crumble when you slice it. Gran Queso also melts and blends quite well, so put it on top of pasta or in a quesadilla.

Pair.


Beer: Pale Ale, Lager
Wine: Cabernet Sauvignon, Gruner Veltliner
Spirit: Port, Madeira, Scotch, Tequila Reposado, Tequila Añejo

Exchanges


  • Parmesan

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