La Cabezuela Tradicional Semi Curado

Producer: Quesos La Cabezuela Origin: Madrid, Spain

This unique bloomy cheese is made from the milk of a single herd of indigenous Guadarrama goats, a breed that Royuela/La Cabazuela is working on bringing back from the brink of extinction (cheesemaker Juan Luis is one of the only ones still making cheese from this breed). Delicate hand-salting allows for the flavor expression of the fresh goat milk with grassy and herbal notes. This cheese and its recipe traces its lineage back to 1750 when it was a family farm cheese. It is catalogued in the Ministry of Agriculture list of Traditional Cheeses. During the two months of maturation, a natural mold develops, resulting in an edible white rind and upon tasting, leaves an aftertaste of fresh wild mushrooms. It is tangy, herbal, and grassy on the finish. 



; Aged:

2 months

; Breed:

Guadarrama goat

; Milk source:

local shepherds

Flavor Profile

Flavor: Grassy and Herbal

La Cabezuela Tradicional Semi Curado Image
Item No.SizePackWeightUPC
CZ10002.2 lb5 wheels/case12 lb8437011841018


Thermized Guadarrama goat’s milk, animal rennet, Penicillium candidum, cheese ferments, and salt.

2015, Bronze, World Cheese Awards

2011, Bronze, World Cheese Awards