When people think of Spanish cheeses, Manchego is usually the first to come to mind. While the raw sheep's milk staple is indeed a rightful classic, it is not the only delicious cheese Spain has to offer.
Garrotxa is made in Girona, a North-central Catalonian province. The firm yet moist texture melts on the palate into a complex blend of bright herbaceousness with a nutty finish. Garrotxa is made from Pasteurized goat's milk and aged for 4 months. It has a creamy white paste and a natural rind. It pairs beautifully with Marcona almonds and a thin slice of Membrillo. Want some? Locally you can find it at Ladonna's Fancy Foods.