The best cheeses in Spain will be presented in the "GourmetQuesos: Artisan Cheeses" section, where cheese plays the starring role with an exhibition of more than 600 varieties.
The master cheesemaker, José Luis Martín, will once again oversee this specialized area, where we can find as many varieties of cheese as there are palates: cow’s cheeses, goat’s cheeses, ewe’s cheeses, shepherd’s cheeses, seasonal varieties, soft cheeses, natural mould rind cheeses, etc.
The next edition of Salón de Gourmets will provide the setting for the staging of the 8th GourmetQuesos, The Best Spanish Cheese Championship 2017, where the best Spanish cheeses will be recognized in 15 different categories depending on the milk employed, their texture and their hardness/softness, amongst other criteria. This competition will reward the cheesemakers’ originality and quality.
Visitors will be able to sample the cheeses and match them with wine, cava or champagne, discovering the main characteristics of Spain’s many varieties.
Out of the 605 cheeses that have been entered, below we detail the number of cheeses that have been registered in each category:
If we classify the cheeses according to Spanish Region, we have the following results: Andalusia 68, Aragon 13, Asturias 16, the Balearic Islands 18, the Canary Islands 54, Cantabria 19, Castile-La Mancha 101, Castile-Leon 125, Catalonia 19, the Valencian Region 16, Extremadura 48, Galicia 20, La Rioja 6, Madrid 11, Murcia 10, Navarre 12, and the Basque Country 49. A total of 605 cheeses have been entered.
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