This delightful purple cheese is the invention of the Alvarez Valera family in La Mancha. It is aged for at least six months to produce a firm, flavorful cheese perfectly balanced with the bright aromatic flavor of red wine.
The Alvarez Valera family created an innovative process where they mix red wine with fresh goat's milk and sheep's milk early in the process, so the entire cheese is infused with the flavor of red wine. They were inspired by traditional cheeses that were soaked in wine to color their rind, but the flavor and color of the wine never penetrated the interior. They decided to take this idea to the next level to produce a true marriage between cheese and wine.
Buenalba cheese is made using very fresh milk from animals owned and raised by the company at a farm right next door to the cheese making facility. The cheese is aged for over six months and shipped directly to us. Along with this delightful cheese, they also offer versions infused with smoked paprika and fresh rosemary.