Garrotxa is a lovely blue-gray round of aged goats’ milk cheese from the Catalan region of Spain. It is mild, creamy yet flaky with a very subtle herbal flavor and mushroom aroma. It is similar in flavor to manchego, though without manchego’s oiliness. The paste is pure white, making it difficult to capture in its glamour shot!

Garrotxa is delightful on its own, and would be great shaved over a simple green salad or even pasta. Artisanal suggests pairing it with champagne, and of course it would go well with Spanish cava or tempranilla. Read more about the Catalan food scene at the Humble Gourmand.