Viejo Maestro comes from the
Extremadura in Western Spain, bordering Portugal. It is made
from milk from the local Retinta goats with a thistle rennet and aged
for 40 days. The cheese has a natural yellow rind. The paste is a
bright white with a rich texture and a goat-y flavor, a dash of
salty/sweet and a subtle grassy quality.
Pair this cheese with Spanish
reds or whites, a medium sherry and with marmalade and grapes will
make a great finish for a terrific meal.