Official Online Store of MAXORATA Cheeses from Fuerteventura, Canary Islands
Maxorata is one of the most awarded cheeses in the world: The recognitions that Grupo Ganaderos de Fuerteventura has received are its best letter of introduction. Throughout its history, the company and its brands have been honored with more than 100 national and international awards.
The prestige of Maxorata is guaranteed by the quality of the raw material used, Majorero goat's milk, native from Fuerteventura, with exceptional genetic qualities, and with the care in its preparation, deeply respecting the artisan tradition.
Majorero cheese, from Fuerteventura, was the first goat cheese in Spain to obtain the Protected Designation of Origin. The D.O.P. It constitutes a European certification for the recognition of a product of superior quality due to the uniqueness of its raw material or its preparation.
Fuerteventura cheeses: There are references to the presence of goats in Fuerteventura prior to the conquest of the Bretons and Normans. Between the 17th and 18th centuries there are numerous acts of the Island Council where cheese is mentioned. Historically, cheese has been a staple food of the Majorero, closely linked to its economy. In fact, there is a popular saying that illustrates the importance of cheese on the island, and which states that "there are more goats in Fuerteventura than majoreros". It is a cylindrical cheese that weighs between 1 and 6 kilos and stands out in its external appearance for having edges with the drawing of the sera (pleita - empleita), traditionally made with braided palm leaves or other materials. Soft cheeses are white and cured cheeses are brownish-yellow. The rind can be spread with paprika, taking on a characteristic appearance.