Another day, another tasting… this time a “visit” to Extremadura thanks to Taberna del Alabardero and the various food and wine producers from this neighbouring region, on the north-west border of Andalucía. As always at these events, there were simply too many wines to try them all, but I did find a couple of new ones that were exceptional. More soon on Azahar Sevilla.
As part of Pando Restaurant’s series of “Gastronomic Schools” – educational tastings – the latest was a cheese and wine tasting, hosted by Diego Ruiz de Terry of Pando (Grupo San Eloy) and presented by Antonio Rodriguez Vacas of cheese distributors TGT group.
Peter @SVQconcierge and I were invited, along with several other local “influencers” for a tasting of three delicious, and very different, cheeses: Queso Ibores (goat), Queso Roncal (sheep) and Queso Mahón (cow), paired with white and red wines. I’ve been to several of the Pando events in the past and they are always excellent. Also – bonus! – since I moved the venue is just a few steps from my new home.
You can read the full report on the Azahar Sevilla blog.
It’s been a strange week with suddenly a few “days off” in a row. Of course when you run your own biz there is almost no such thing as a day off. I guess in my case it just means I don’t have a food tour to do on top of all the other stuff. And so Wednesday ended up being all about cheese, since I was able to attend a presentation and tasting of these amazing unpasteurised goat cheeses from Extremadura. I continue to be amazed at all these small producers who are incredibly passionate about what they do. Turns out it’s not *just* cheese, it’s a way of life. As all the best “businesses” tend to be.