This lovely goat’s milk cheese is made by Joaquin Villanueva Casado, whose creamery is located in the small town of Ambasmestas in the Castilla-Leon region of Spain, north of Madrid. Joaquin sources milk from two suppliers who keep Murciano-Granadina goats, a breed known for its milk production and ability to thrive in dry regions.

Veigadarte is Spain’s answer to the classic French goat’s milk log Bucheron. It is lightly dusted with ash and allowed to develop a bloomy white rind. Veigadarte has a high butterfat content, a smooth texture reminiscent of custard, and vibrant flavors of lemon, pepper and fresh cream. Pair a slice of this cheese with sparkling wine, a handful of Marcona almonds and some fresh raspberries.

Farm / Company: Rogers Collection

Cheesemaker: Joaquin Villaneuva Casado



City, State: Ambasmestas

Region: Castilla-Leon

Country: Spain

Milk Type: Goat

Milk Treatment: Pasteurized

Rennet: Traditional

Rind: Ash

Texture: Soft

Aging: 1 month

Size(s): 2.2 pound wheel