Madrid is a city that has a lot to offer. If you are going to visit it and you already made your minibus rental in Madrid, it is time to look for the activities to be carried out. Following a route can be an excellent idea, since it allows you to know several places in a short time. Would you like to know the cheese routes in Madrid on your next trip? Keep reading to meet them.
Cheese Routes in Madrid
The Madrid Institute for Rural, Agrarian and Food Research and Development (IMIDRA), within its line of food research, found a total of twenty-nine cheeses made along fourteen different municipalities, which were grouped into five areas, which gave as a result the Cheese Routes in Madrid.
Cheeses of the Countryside
This route goes from two municipalities: Campo Real and Fuente el Saz de Jarama. Most of these cheeses are produced by the Cooperativa Castellana de Ganaderos, where tradition in cheese production is an essential part of the process. Here you will find:
- Campo Real sheep tender cheese, Campo Real.
- Traditional semi-cured Campo Real cheese, Campo Real.
- Campo Real cheese from Old sheep, Campo Real.
- Campo Real cheese from semi-cured sheep, Campo Real.
- Villalón Albe cheese, Source the Saz de Jarama.
- Cheese from Burgos Albe, Fuente el Saz de Jarama.
Cheeses of the Sierra Oeste
Although this route has only one scale, the municipality of Fresnedillas de la Oliva will find three types of cheese, each with smell characteristics such as: dairy, vegetable, spicy and animal notes. The solubility in the mouth of the three cheeses is medium and high, respectively
- La Cabezuela Traditional cheese.
- Cheese The Goat of Boots.
- Creamy Ingot Cheese
Cheese from the region of Torrelaguna
In Torremocha del Jarama and Torrelaguna you will find three different types of cheeses, all with a soft, juicy flavor and high surface moisture.
- Fresh Helechal cheese from Cabra, Torremocha del Jarama.
- La Pastora del Guadarrama cheese, semi-cured, Torrelaguna.
- Fresh Pastora del Guadarrama cheese, Torrelaguna.
Cheeses from the Las Vegas region
The route runs through Chinchón, Valdelaguna, Colmenar de Oreja, San Martín de la Vega and Ciempozuelos. The cheeses of this route are firm, soft, elastic, with strong and soft flavors, some with marked salty notes, with high smell-taste sensations.
- Cured Yellow Rose Cheese, Chinchón.
- Semicured Yellow Rose Cheese, Chinchón.
- Semi-mature Gigorro Cheese, Valdelaguna.
- Cured Ciriaco Cheese, Colmenar de Oreja.
- Semi-mature Ciriaco Cheese, Colmenar de Oreja.
- Rulito goat cheese Vega de San Martin, San Martín de la Vega.
- Matured Cheese of San Martin, San Martin de la Vega.
- Marqués de Mendiola semi-cured cheese, Ciempozuelos.
Cheeses of the Sierra de Guadarrama
This tour covers the municipalities of Miraflores de la Sierra, Colmenar Viejo, Navarredonda and San Mamés and Guadalix de la Sierra. Here, you will taste firm cheeses, others with little firmness, some quite juicy and others lacking this characteristic. It is a fairly varied route. The cheeses you will find are:
- Cured Peña Gorda cheese from goat, Miraflores de la Sierra.
- Peña Gorda semi-cured goat cheese, Miraflores de la Sierra.
- La Laguna goat cheese, Miraflores de la Sierra.
- Cheese La Laguna de oveja, Miraflores de la Sierra.
- La Najarra cheese, Miraflores de la Sierra.
- Cheese Embrujo de la Sierra semi-cured, Colmenar Viejo.
- Pure Holy Mamés cheese of goat pasteurized milk, Navarredonda and San Mamés.
- Pure Holy Mamés cheese of goat, Navarredonda and San Mamés.
- Pure Peña Blonde sheep cheese, Guadalix de la Sierra.
Most of the cheese shops that are included in the routes are committed to artisanal and family production. It is even possible to find that animals are raised on family farms. At Torres Bus we offer you the minibus rental service so you can achieve a delicious and unforgettable experience on the different routes of cheese in Madrid. Contact Us For more information about our service.