Ali and I have just had a fabulous few days in Seville. For those who haven’t been I would definitely recommend it as it is a beautiful city to explore. We had 4 days there but you could easily see the main sights and get a great feel of the place over a weekend. The view from the Giralda of the cathedral is stunning and we did a great walking tour which took in the Alcázar as well as the cathedral itself. We also booked to see a couple of Flamenco shows which were fabulous as well as looking around the Bull Ring.
As always when we are away I have to seek out and find the local cheesemonger. The most well known Spanish cheese is Manchego and we also sell a couple of others but I was hoping to come across something a bit different. We headed to Casa Orzáez which turned out to be the most delightful shop. They had a good range of cheeses and I was amazed to see that they stocked Baron Bigod as their foreign soft rather than the Brie de Meaux but what really interested me was the vast range of local goats cheeses that they had.
We got talking to the shop owner who instantly got her brother to come out into the shop too and it transpired that they made all the goats’ cheeses on their family farm. Ali tasted a few of them (I was still on my no cheese during Lent stint so couldn’t sample) and her favourite was one which was covered with rosemary. It would be lovely if we could import some of these cheeses and so we are in discussion with Maria to see if we can make it happen. Fingers crossed on that front! The trip has really opened my eyes to the fact that there are some fabulous goats’ milk cheeses made in Seville.