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May 13, 2008 06:48 AM

Cheese with priorat wines

Doing a Priorat tasting in June and will serve cheese. Looking for advice on Spanish cheese. Have tried a Mahon and an Idiazabal. Don't want to go pedestrian with a Manchego. Any thoughts?

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  1. I guess I would go for a Catalan cheese, like Nevat (goat cheese, which is awesome).

    1. If the Manchego is aged for over a year it will not be pedestrian

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      1. re: cleveland park

        bad terminology...It's just that everyone likes manchego, especially aged stuff, and it's served so often as a "Spanish" cheese that I'd like to go elsewhere...

      2. Try Zamarano...similar to a manchego, but with a sharpness. Nevat is an awsome cheese, but if you would have to get it that day because it does not last too long after...just from experience.....Cabrales can be too strong for some people so try Valdeon blue....Patta de Mullo (mule's leg) is another great sheep's milk cheese comparable to any Tuscon pecorino. Mont e nebro....list goes on an on...

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        1. I would also go for Garrotxa, another goat cheese from Catalunya

          1. Hard to call a good Manchego pedestrian.

            Not Spanish, but the harder more flavorful Northern Italian cheeses are good here. A good Peccorino, Parmesan, Piave, a *true* Asiago...

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            1. re: whiner

              Got to stay Spanish with this tasting. Again, I apologise for my initial post. I am looking for something people may not have seen/tasted. Most people who will attend are quite familiar with Manchego. It is available broadly...pedestrian , so to speak. In availability, not eatability.