Mercadal´s Mahón-Menorca DOP cheese is made from pasteurised milk from Frisona Menorquina cows. Since ancient times, its traditional square shape is the result of pressing and draining the curd in a cloth called a Fogasser.
The rind of this cheese is orange, compact and smooth, and its interior is off-white in the soft cheeses, yellowish ivory. It contains small, more or less rounded, irregularly distributed eyes.
Matured for 2 to 5 months at a controlled temperature and humidity in the drying room. The cheese is firm and easy to cut. With a more evolved dairy flavour and aromas, reminiscent of butter, cut grass and toasted nuts.