Cheese tastingÂ New !!
A great new activity that we have introduced this year is a cheese tasting at a great location inÂ Seville that sells organic food and wine from small producers. The place is owned by a family thatÂ make some of the best cheese in the south of Spain. In 2001 Maria Orzaez, whose two daughtersÂ run the shop, gave up her job running a chemical company and moved to the outskirts ofÂ Castilblanco de los Arroyos, a small town in the hills 45 minutes to the north of Seville with noÂ plans to make cheese. This changed in 2003 when she went to France to do a cheese-makingÂ course. She then used her newly acquired knowledge to make cheese from the milk of theÂ indigenous Florida goats that are farmed just across the road from where she lives. Her cheesesÂ are soft, unlike most goatsâ€™ milk cheese in southern Spain and are absolutely wonderful. They areÂ now on the menu of many fine restaurants including Dani GarcĂaâ€™s 2-star Michelin restaurant inÂ Marbella.
In the tasting, youâ€™ll find out about everything that goes into making the familyâ€™s cheese and tasteÂ four of their creations. These may include cheeses that have been treated with paprika, seaweed or ash as well as ones that have been washed in sherry or aromatic infusions. Youâ€™ll also taste aÂ very fine sheepsâ€™ milk cheese and a blue cheese. The cheeses will be accompanied by some Spanish wines that have been made without additional sulphur. For cheese lovers this is a mustÂ do experience!
For a tasting there must be a minimum of 4 people.