Travel: Why Menorca is the perfect place to head for a family beach break – Bournemouth Echo

The summer holidays may officially be over, but there is still time to book an October half-term beach break. Head to Menorca, recommends Lisa Salmon.

With crystal-clear turquoise sea, soft white sand and baking heat – it feels like we’ve stepped foot on a Caribbean island.

But this little patch of paradise is much closer to home on the lovely Mediterranean island of Menorca.

The quieter of the Balearic Islands, Menorca’s well known as a family hotspot. It’s only 270 square miles, but has 134 miles of coast and more than 70 beaches and coves.

Most of them are great for kids, with warm, clear, (fairly) shallow water and either white or reddish-gold-coloured sand.

The easily accessible beaches are packed with tourists in the summer months, although if you choose to travel at the end of the season, during October half-term, there are less people but it’s still wonderfully warm.

As well as the simple pleasures of sand and sea, at Cala Galdana we find pedaloes with slides (from E15 per hour), plus beach bars and restaurants selling standard fare like paninis, pizzas, burgers and salad, that are just a little more expensive than in the UK.

Best of all, there are several lovely shaded areas beneath the pine trees, meaning we can avoid forking out E14 for two sunbeds, and E5 for a parasol.

But despite being spoiled for beautiful beach choices, the truth is that my kids – particularly the youngest, Cristian, aged 11 – would be quite happy to simply stay at our villa all day, every day.

The detached single storey property, Jasmin Villa, is about 1.5 miles from the centre of Cala en Bosch, on a short but wide seaside street full of similar villas.

The pool, which measures 7m x 4m, is big enough to swim – or play – properly in, and absolutely makes the holiday for both the kids and me. Because if there’s one almost universal rule for kids, it’s that if there’s a swimming pool, they’re happy.

It’s great to spend family time here. The villa is roomy enough to escape the kids when necessary, but my husband and I are keen to explore Menorca.

First stop is the marina in the modern little town of Cala en Bosch, on Menorca’s south-east coast. It’s just a 15-minute walk from our villa, and nearly all the island’s best bars and restaurants can be found here. So on the rare occasions we’re not barbecuing, this is where we choose to dine out.

There are shops and stalls offering henna tattoos and hair braiding, as well as leather goods and souvenirs, all surrounding the flashy boats bobbing around on the marina water.

We do, however, manage to travel further afield than the marina, and drag the kids round the lovely former capital Ciutadella, which is just a 15-minute drive from the villa.

This historic town is nicknamed Vella I Bella, which means ‘the old and beautiful’, because of its Baroque and Gothic churches, terracotta-painted buildings and pretty squares. There’s also a quay with a variety of waterside restaurants offering freshly-caught fish, and a great market with a vast amount of leather goods, particularly handbags, on offer.

We also explore the narrow streets of Menorca’s present capital Mahon (Mao), on the other side of the island to the villa, but still only about three quarters of an hour’s drive away.

It boasts one of the largest natural harbours in the world, nestling below narrow pedestrianised streets, shady squares, and historic buildings including the serene Church of Santa Maria, which was originally constructed in 1287, and the Arch de San Roque, the only remnant of the wall that once encircled the city.

There’s nothing better than cool water for refreshment, and after Mahon, the kids go especially wild for SPLASH Sur Menorca, which claims to be the best water park on the island, at St Lluis (E20 for adults; E12 for children).

SPLASH is certainly a good size, with rivers, pools, Jacuzzis and six slides of varying sizes, including the Black Hole, where you can drop into darkness (if you dare), and the big green Multipista, where you race on adjacent slides.

I just about manage to summon enough energy to float around on a ring on the Slow River. My husband, on the other hand, can’t resist the slides and comes away with a huge lump and bruise on his elbow. Not the sort of thing you get on the Slow River, I smugly point out.

Adventure dad does, however, leave the go-karting, at Castillo Menorca on the island’s main Me-1 road between Cuitadella and Ferreries, to the kids (I don’t think he would’ve fitted in one, to be honest.)

Our two have a whale of a time trying to overtake each other, and a few other kids, on the track (E15 Euros for 10 minutes in a medium powered go-kart). And as they career round, I go handbag shopping in Castillo’s handy retail outlet, which is another part of the attraction, clearly designed with mums like me in mind.

Horses for courses…

That’s the phrase that sums up Menorca for me. Party animals aren’t the right horses for the Menorca course, but if you’re a family ‘horse’, you’re on the right track. And if you’ve got kids and can get a villa with a pool, you’re on to a winner.

How to get there

James Villa Holidays (jamesvillas.co.uk; 0800 074 0122) offer a week at the Jasmin Villa in Cala en Bosch, Menorca, from £498 in spring/autumn and from £1,200 in summer. To book, email reservations@jamesvillas.co.uk

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Travel: Why Menorca is the perfect place to head for a family beach … – Bournemouth Echo

The summer holidays may officially be over, but there is still time to book an October half-term beach break. Head to Menorca, recommends Lisa Salmon.

With crystal-clear turquoise sea, soft white sand and baking heat – it feels like we’ve stepped foot on a Caribbean island.

But this little patch of paradise is much closer to home on the lovely Mediterranean island of Menorca.

The quieter of the Balearic Islands, Menorca’s well known as a family hotspot. It’s only 270 square miles, but has 134 miles of coast and more than 70 beaches and coves.

Most of them are great for kids, with warm, clear, (fairly) shallow water and either white or reddish-gold-coloured sand.

The easily accessible beaches are packed with tourists in the summer months, although if you choose to travel at the end of the season, during October half-term, there are less people but it’s still wonderfully warm.

As well as the simple pleasures of sand and sea, at Cala Galdana we find pedaloes with slides (from E15 per hour), plus beach bars and restaurants selling standard fare like paninis, pizzas, burgers and salad, that are just a little more expensive than in the UK.

Best of all, there are several lovely shaded areas beneath the pine trees, meaning we can avoid forking out E14 for two sunbeds, and E5 for a parasol.

But despite being spoiled for beautiful beach choices, the truth is that my kids – particularly the youngest, Cristian, aged 11 – would be quite happy to simply stay at our villa all day, every day.

The detached single storey property, Jasmin Villa, is about 1.5 miles from the centre of Cala en Bosch, on a short but wide seaside street full of similar villas.

The pool, which measures 7m x 4m, is big enough to swim – or play – properly in, and absolutely makes the holiday for both the kids and me. Because if there’s one almost universal rule for kids, it’s that if there’s a swimming pool, they’re happy.

It’s great to spend family time here. The villa is roomy enough to escape the kids when necessary, but my husband and I are keen to explore Menorca.

First stop is the marina in the modern little town of Cala en Bosch, on Menorca’s south-east coast. It’s just a 15-minute walk from our villa, and nearly all the island’s best bars and restaurants can be found here. So on the rare occasions we’re not barbecuing, this is where we choose to dine out.

There are shops and stalls offering henna tattoos and hair braiding, as well as leather goods and souvenirs, all surrounding the flashy boats bobbing around on the marina water.

We do, however, manage to travel further afield than the marina, and drag the kids round the lovely former capital Ciutadella, which is just a 15-minute drive from the villa.

This historic town is nicknamed Vella I Bella, which means ‘the old and beautiful’, because of its Baroque and Gothic churches, terracotta-painted buildings and pretty squares. There’s also a quay with a variety of waterside restaurants offering freshly-caught fish, and a great market with a vast amount of leather goods, particularly handbags, on offer.

We also explore the narrow streets of Menorca’s present capital Mahon (Mao), on the other side of the island to the villa, but still only about three quarters of an hour’s drive away.

It boasts one of the largest natural harbours in the world, nestling below narrow pedestrianised streets, shady squares, and historic buildings including the serene Church of Santa Maria, which was originally constructed in 1287, and the Arch de San Roque, the only remnant of the wall that once encircled the city.

There’s nothing better than cool water for refreshment, and after Mahon, the kids go especially wild for SPLASH Sur Menorca, which claims to be the best water park on the island, at St Lluis (E20 for adults; E12 for children).

SPLASH is certainly a good size, with rivers, pools, Jacuzzis and six slides of varying sizes, including the Black Hole, where you can drop into darkness (if you dare), and the big green Multipista, where you race on adjacent slides.

I just about manage to summon enough energy to float around on a ring on the Slow River. My husband, on the other hand, can’t resist the slides and comes away with a huge lump and bruise on his elbow. Not the sort of thing you get on the Slow River, I smugly point out.

Adventure dad does, however, leave the go-karting, at Castillo Menorca on the island’s main Me-1 road between Cuitadella and Ferreries, to the kids (I don’t think he would’ve fitted in one, to be honest.)

Our two have a whale of a time trying to overtake each other, and a few other kids, on the track (E15 Euros for 10 minutes in a medium powered go-kart). And as they career round, I go handbag shopping in Castillo’s handy retail outlet, which is another part of the attraction, clearly designed with mums like me in mind.

Horses for courses…

That’s the phrase that sums up Menorca for me. Party animals aren’t the right horses for the Menorca course, but if you’re a family ‘horse’, you’re on the right track. And if you’ve got kids and can get a villa with a pool, you’re on to a winner.

How to get there

James Villa Holidays (jamesvillas.co.uk; 0800 074 0122) offer a week at the Jasmin Villa in Cala en Bosch, Menorca, from £498 in spring/autumn and from £1,200 in summer. To book, email reservations@jamesvillas.co.uk

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Spain’s beguiling island of Menorca – The Durango Herald

MENORCA: Through the winter, several airlines offer direct flights to Mahon from the Spanish mainland and several European capitals. In nice weather, overnight ferries from Barcelona are the insider’s way to go. Spanish and a dialect of Catalan called Menorquin are the local languages, but many people, especially in the tourism industry, speak some English.

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One Of Spain’s Most Prized Cheeses.. Mahón-Menorca Cheese – PerishableNews (press release) (registration)


by Mahon-Menorca Cheese
Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 3:33PM EDT


MENORCA, SPAIN –  It’s never too early to start thinking about the holidays and what delicious foods you plan to serve to friends and family. Now, if you really want to impress your friends and family, treat them with the world renowned Mahón-Menorca Cheese from Spain. Mahón-Menorca Cheese is crafted to the highest standards using a unique process handed down by centuries of meticulous care, time and knowledge.


Mahón-Menorca Cheese is produced on the island of Menorca, one of Spain’s Balearic Islands. A paradisiacal Biosphere Reserve island (certified by the UNESCO) located in the Mediterranean Sea. Mahón–Menorca Cheese is a Protected Destination of Origin (P.D.O.) cheese based upon the geographic and distinct climate factors including its temperature, humidity, light, wind and salty pastures, and its ancient farming methods mastered by generations of the Menorca family farms. Made from menorcan cow’s milk (pasteurized or raw), exclusively matured on the island of Menorca.


A very versatile cheese, often grated and used for topping pasta, rice and vegetable dishes or eaten sliced thin and drizzled with extra virgin olive oil. A must on the traditional Spanish cheese table. The cheese is also delicious with vegetables (aubergine or tomatoes), or used as a stuffing or filling (cannelloni or peppers). Also, mixed with breadcrumbs in breading and frying. The less matured Mahón-Menorca Cheeses go fantastically well white and young red wines, while the more aged cheeses are better suited for mature wines.


Mahón-Menorca Cheese has three degrees of maturity;


  • TENDER- SOFT – 21-60 days – Yellowish-white in color, with very little developed rind, soft and creamy in texture. The flavor, milky with a slight reminiscence of butter and slightly acidulous touch, a lightly sharp flavor which is characteristic of Mahón-Menorca cheese. 

  • SEMI-CURED 2-5 months – Characteristic and unmistakable. The rind, orange in color. A firm cheese yet easy to cut, showing an ivory yellow-color and a number of holes distributed in an irregular manner, depending on the piece. The milky taste and flavors are more developed, with slight buttery reminiscences of toasted nuts and dried fruit (hazelnut); a moderately persistent aftertaste, having developed the typical bouquet of the Mahón-Menorca cheese. 

  • CURED – HARD – More than 5 months – A delicacy for cheese lovers. The texture is firmer and hard; less creamy and in advanced stages of maturity, it breaks flaking. It has a very developed flavor and aroma, complex and intense, with a long persistent aftertaste. Brittle and flaks when sliced. The taste and aroma are very developed, complex and intense. Hints of old wood, tanned leather or a wine cellar, usually with a slight spicy nuance. 


When purchasing Mahón-Menorca Cheese, consumers are supporting the viable economic livelihood of the Menorca farmers and promoting a sustainable agricultural environment for future generations. 


Mahón-Menorca Cheese can be purchased nationwide at Whole Foods, and at other fine retailers such as Fairway Markets, Saveway, Kroger, Murray’s, Central Markets, Costco, Gourmet Garage, West Side Markets, Zabar’s, Central and Town & Country Markets and at the best specialty stores all over the country.


For more information on how your store can sell Mahón–Menorca Cheeses in the United States contact Richard Kessler at 973.417.8890 or email him at r.kessler@specialities.com.


About Mahon-Menorca Cheese


Mahón–Menorca Cheese is one of Spain’s most prized Cheeses. It’s produced on the island of Menorca, one of Spain’s Balearic Islands. A Biosphere Reserve island (certified by the UNESCO) located in the Mediterranean Sea. Mahón–Menorca Cheese is a Protected Destination of Origin (P.D.O.) cheese based upon the geographic and distinct climate factors including its temperature, humidity, light, wind and salty pastures, and its ancient farming methods mastered by generations of the Menorca family farms. Made from menorcan cow’s milk (pasteurized or raw), exclusively matured on the island of Menorca, Mahon-Menorca Cheese has three degrees of maturity; Tender – 21-60 days, Semi-Cured – 2-5 months and Vintage or Matured – more than five months. A very versatile cheese, it is often grated and used for topping pasta, rice and vegetable dishes or eaten sliced thin and drizzled with extra virgin olive oil. This is a must on the traditional Spanish cheese table. By purchasing Mahón-Menorca Cheese, you are supporting the viable economic livelihood of our farmers and promoting a sustainable agricultural environment. Mahón-Menorca Cheeses are positioned for retail markets nationwide such as Supermarkets, Independent Supermarkets, Gourmet Food Stores and Club Stores that seek to provide their consumers with a unique cheese experience. For more information regarding Mahón-Menorca Cheese, contact Richard Kessler at 973.417.8890 or email him at r.kessler@specialities.com.


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One Of Spain’s Most Prized Cheeses.. Mahón-Menorca Cheese – PerishableNews (press release) (registration)


by Mahon-Menorca Cheese
Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 3:33PM EDT


MENORCA, SPAIN –  It’s never too early to start thinking about the holidays and what delicious foods you plan to serve to friends and family. Now, if you really want to impress your friends and family, treat them with the world renowned Mahón-Menorca Cheese from Spain. Mahón-Menorca Cheese is crafted to the highest standards using a unique process handed down by centuries of meticulous care, time and knowledge.


Mahón-Menorca Cheese is produced on the island of Menorca, one of Spain’s Balearic Islands. A paradisiacal Biosphere Reserve island (certified by the UNESCO) located in the Mediterranean Sea. Mahón–Menorca Cheese is a Protected Destination of Origin (P.D.O.) cheese based upon the geographic and distinct climate factors including its temperature, humidity, light, wind and salty pastures, and its ancient farming methods mastered by generations of the Menorca family farms. Made from menorcan cow’s milk (pasteurized or raw), exclusively matured on the island of Menorca.


A very versatile cheese, often grated and used for topping pasta, rice and vegetable dishes or eaten sliced thin and drizzled with extra virgin olive oil. A must on the traditional Spanish cheese table. The cheese is also delicious with vegetables (aubergine or tomatoes), or used as a stuffing or filling (cannelloni or peppers). Also, mixed with breadcrumbs in breading and frying. The less matured Mahón-Menorca Cheeses go fantastically well white and young red wines, while the more aged cheeses are better suited for mature wines.


Mahón-Menorca Cheese has three degrees of maturity;


  • TENDER- SOFT – 21-60 days – Yellowish-white in color, with very little developed rind, soft and creamy in texture. The flavor, milky with a slight reminiscence of butter and slightly acidulous touch, a lightly sharp flavor which is characteristic of Mahón-Menorca cheese. 

  • SEMI-CURED 2-5 months – Characteristic and unmistakable. The rind, orange in color. A firm cheese yet easy to cut, showing an ivory yellow-color and a number of holes distributed in an irregular manner, depending on the piece. The milky taste and flavors are more developed, with slight buttery reminiscences of toasted nuts and dried fruit (hazelnut); a moderately persistent aftertaste, having developed the typical bouquet of the Mahón-Menorca cheese. 

  • CURED – HARD – More than 5 months – A delicacy for cheese lovers. The texture is firmer and hard; less creamy and in advanced stages of maturity, it breaks flaking. It has a very developed flavor and aroma, complex and intense, with a long persistent aftertaste. Brittle and flaks when sliced. The taste and aroma are very developed, complex and intense. Hints of old wood, tanned leather or a wine cellar, usually with a slight spicy nuance. 


When purchasing Mahón-Menorca Cheese, consumers are supporting the viable economic livelihood of the Menorca farmers and promoting a sustainable agricultural environment for future generations. 


Mahón-Menorca Cheese can be purchased nationwide at Whole Foods, and at other fine retailers such as Fairway Markets, Saveway, Kroger, Murray’s, Central Markets, Costco, Gourmet Garage, West Side Markets, Zabar’s, Central and Town & Country Markets and at the best specialty stores all over the country.


For more information on how your store can sell Mahón–Menorca Cheeses in the United States contact Richard Kessler at 973.417.8890 or email him at r.kessler@specialities.com.


About Mahon-Menorca Cheese


Mahón–Menorca Cheese is one of Spain’s most prized Cheeses. It’s produced on the island of Menorca, one of Spain’s Balearic Islands. A Biosphere Reserve island (certified by the UNESCO) located in the Mediterranean Sea. Mahón–Menorca Cheese is a Protected Destination of Origin (P.D.O.) cheese based upon the geographic and distinct climate factors including its temperature, humidity, light, wind and salty pastures, and its ancient farming methods mastered by generations of the Menorca family farms. Made from menorcan cow’s milk (pasteurized or raw), exclusively matured on the island of Menorca, Mahon-Menorca Cheese has three degrees of maturity; Tender – 21-60 days, Semi-Cured – 2-5 months and Vintage or Matured – more than five months. A very versatile cheese, it is often grated and used for topping pasta, rice and vegetable dishes or eaten sliced thin and drizzled with extra virgin olive oil. This is a must on the traditional Spanish cheese table. By purchasing Mahón-Menorca Cheese, you are supporting the viable economic livelihood of our farmers and promoting a sustainable agricultural environment. Mahón-Menorca Cheeses are positioned for retail markets nationwide such as Supermarkets, Independent Supermarkets, Gourmet Food Stores and Club Stores that seek to provide their consumers with a unique cheese experience. For more information regarding Mahón-Menorca Cheese, contact Richard Kessler at 973.417.8890 or email him at r.kessler@specialities.com.


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One Of Spain’s Most Prized Cheeses.. Mahón-Menorca Cheese – PerishableNews (press release) (registration)


by Mahon-Menorca Cheese
Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 3:33PM EDT


MENORCA, SPAIN –  It’s never too early to start thinking about the holidays and what delicious foods you plan to serve to friends and family. Now, if you really want to impress your friends and family, treat them with the world renowned Mahón-Menorca Cheese from Spain. Mahón-Menorca Cheese is crafted to the highest standards using a unique process handed down by centuries of meticulous care, time and knowledge.


Mahón-Menorca Cheese is produced on the island of Menorca, one of Spain’s Balearic Islands. A paradisiacal Biosphere Reserve island (certified by the UNESCO) located in the Mediterranean Sea. Mahón–Menorca Cheese is a Protected Destination of Origin (P.D.O.) cheese based upon the geographic and distinct climate factors including its temperature, humidity, light, wind and salty pastures, and its ancient farming methods mastered by generations of the Menorca family farms. Made from menorcan cow’s milk (pasteurized or raw), exclusively matured on the island of Menorca.


A very versatile cheese, often grated and used for topping pasta, rice and vegetable dishes or eaten sliced thin and drizzled with extra virgin olive oil. A must on the traditional Spanish cheese table. The cheese is also delicious with vegetables (aubergine or tomatoes), or used as a stuffing or filling (cannelloni or peppers). Also, mixed with breadcrumbs in breading and frying. The less matured Mahón-Menorca Cheeses go fantastically well white and young red wines, while the more aged cheeses are better suited for mature wines.


Mahón-Menorca Cheese has three degrees of maturity;


  • TENDER- SOFT – 21-60 days – Yellowish-white in color, with very little developed rind, soft and creamy in texture. The flavor, milky with a slight reminiscence of butter and slightly acidulous touch, a lightly sharp flavor which is characteristic of Mahón-Menorca cheese. 

  • SEMI-CURED 2-5 months – Characteristic and unmistakable. The rind, orange in color. A firm cheese yet easy to cut, showing an ivory yellow-color and a number of holes distributed in an irregular manner, depending on the piece. The milky taste and flavors are more developed, with slight buttery reminiscences of toasted nuts and dried fruit (hazelnut); a moderately persistent aftertaste, having developed the typical bouquet of the Mahón-Menorca cheese. 

  • CURED – HARD – More than 5 months – A delicacy for cheese lovers. The texture is firmer and hard; less creamy and in advanced stages of maturity, it breaks flaking. It has a very developed flavor and aroma, complex and intense, with a long persistent aftertaste. Brittle and flaks when sliced. The taste and aroma are very developed, complex and intense. Hints of old wood, tanned leather or a wine cellar, usually with a slight spicy nuance. 


When purchasing Mahón-Menorca Cheese, consumers are supporting the viable economic livelihood of the Menorca farmers and promoting a sustainable agricultural environment for future generations. 


Mahón-Menorca Cheese can be purchased nationwide at Whole Foods, and at other fine retailers such as Fairway Markets, Saveway, Kroger, Murray’s, Central Markets, Costco, Gourmet Garage, West Side Markets, Zabar’s, Central and Town & Country Markets and at the best specialty stores all over the country.


For more information on how your store can sell Mahón–Menorca Cheeses in the United States contact Richard Kessler at 973.417.8890 or email him at r.kessler@specialities.com.


About Mahon-Menorca Cheese


Mahón–Menorca Cheese is one of Spain’s most prized Cheeses. It’s produced on the island of Menorca, one of Spain’s Balearic Islands. A Biosphere Reserve island (certified by the UNESCO) located in the Mediterranean Sea. Mahón–Menorca Cheese is a Protected Destination of Origin (P.D.O.) cheese based upon the geographic and distinct climate factors including its temperature, humidity, light, wind and salty pastures, and its ancient farming methods mastered by generations of the Menorca family farms. Made from menorcan cow’s milk (pasteurized or raw), exclusively matured on the island of Menorca, Mahon-Menorca Cheese has three degrees of maturity; Tender – 21-60 days, Semi-Cured – 2-5 months and Vintage or Matured – more than five months. A very versatile cheese, it is often grated and used for topping pasta, rice and vegetable dishes or eaten sliced thin and drizzled with extra virgin olive oil. This is a must on the traditional Spanish cheese table. By purchasing Mahón-Menorca Cheese, you are supporting the viable economic livelihood of our farmers and promoting a sustainable agricultural environment. Mahón-Menorca Cheeses are positioned for retail markets nationwide such as Supermarkets, Independent Supermarkets, Gourmet Food Stores and Club Stores that seek to provide their consumers with a unique cheese experience. For more information regarding Mahón-Menorca Cheese, contact Richard Kessler at 973.417.8890 or email him at r.kessler@specialities.com.


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One Of Spain’s Most Prized Cheeses.. Mahón-Menorca Cheese – PerishableNews (press release) (registration)


by Mahon-Menorca Cheese
Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 3:33PM EDT


MENORCA, SPAIN –  It’s never too early to start thinking about the holidays and what delicious foods you plan to serve to friends and family. Now, if you really want to impress your friends and family, treat them with the world renowned Mahón-Menorca Cheese from Spain. Mahón-Menorca Cheese is crafted to the highest standards using a unique process handed down by centuries of meticulous care, time and knowledge.


Mahón-Menorca Cheese is produced on the island of Menorca, one of Spain’s Balearic Islands. A paradisiacal Biosphere Reserve island (certified by the UNESCO) located in the Mediterranean Sea. Mahón–Menorca Cheese is a Protected Destination of Origin (P.D.O.) cheese based upon the geographic and distinct climate factors including its temperature, humidity, light, wind and salty pastures, and its ancient farming methods mastered by generations of the Menorca family farms. Made from menorcan cow’s milk (pasteurized or raw), exclusively matured on the island of Menorca.


A very versatile cheese, often grated and used for topping pasta, rice and vegetable dishes or eaten sliced thin and drizzled with extra virgin olive oil. A must on the traditional Spanish cheese table. The cheese is also delicious with vegetables (aubergine or tomatoes), or used as a stuffing or filling (cannelloni or peppers). Also, mixed with breadcrumbs in breading and frying. The less matured Mahón-Menorca Cheeses go fantastically well white and young red wines, while the more aged cheeses are better suited for mature wines.


Mahón-Menorca Cheese has three degrees of maturity;


  • TENDER- SOFT – 21-60 days – Yellowish-white in color, with very little developed rind, soft and creamy in texture. The flavor, milky with a slight reminiscence of butter and slightly acidulous touch, a lightly sharp flavor which is characteristic of Mahón-Menorca cheese. 

  • SEMI-CURED 2-5 months – Characteristic and unmistakable. The rind, orange in color. A firm cheese yet easy to cut, showing an ivory yellow-color and a number of holes distributed in an irregular manner, depending on the piece. The milky taste and flavors are more developed, with slight buttery reminiscences of toasted nuts and dried fruit (hazelnut); a moderately persistent aftertaste, having developed the typical bouquet of the Mahón-Menorca cheese. 

  • CURED – HARD – More than 5 months – A delicacy for cheese lovers. The texture is firmer and hard; less creamy and in advanced stages of maturity, it breaks flaking. It has a very developed flavor and aroma, complex and intense, with a long persistent aftertaste. Brittle and flaks when sliced. The taste and aroma are very developed, complex and intense. Hints of old wood, tanned leather or a wine cellar, usually with a slight spicy nuance. 


When purchasing Mahón-Menorca Cheese, consumers are supporting the viable economic livelihood of the Menorca farmers and promoting a sustainable agricultural environment for future generations. 


Mahón-Menorca Cheese can be purchased nationwide at Whole Foods, and at other fine retailers such as Fairway Markets, Saveway, Kroger, Murray’s, Central Markets, Costco, Gourmet Garage, West Side Markets, Zabar’s, Central and Town & Country Markets and at the best specialty stores all over the country.


For more information on how your store can sell Mahón–Menorca Cheeses in the United States contact Richard Kessler at 973.417.8890 or email him at r.kessler@specialities.com.


About Mahon-Menorca Cheese


Mahón–Menorca Cheese is one of Spain’s most prized Cheeses. It’s produced on the island of Menorca, one of Spain’s Balearic Islands. A Biosphere Reserve island (certified by the UNESCO) located in the Mediterranean Sea. Mahón–Menorca Cheese is a Protected Destination of Origin (P.D.O.) cheese based upon the geographic and distinct climate factors including its temperature, humidity, light, wind and salty pastures, and its ancient farming methods mastered by generations of the Menorca family farms. Made from menorcan cow’s milk (pasteurized or raw), exclusively matured on the island of Menorca, Mahon-Menorca Cheese has three degrees of maturity; Tender – 21-60 days, Semi-Cured – 2-5 months and Vintage or Matured – more than five months. A very versatile cheese, it is often grated and used for topping pasta, rice and vegetable dishes or eaten sliced thin and drizzled with extra virgin olive oil. This is a must on the traditional Spanish cheese table. By purchasing Mahón-Menorca Cheese, you are supporting the viable economic livelihood of our farmers and promoting a sustainable agricultural environment. Mahón-Menorca Cheeses are positioned for retail markets nationwide such as Supermarkets, Independent Supermarkets, Gourmet Food Stores and Club Stores that seek to provide their consumers with a unique cheese experience. For more information regarding Mahón-Menorca Cheese, contact Richard Kessler at 973.417.8890 or email him at r.kessler@specialities.com.


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One Of Spain’s Most Prized Cheeses.. Mahón-Menorca Cheese – PerishableNews (press release) (registration)


by Mahon-Menorca Cheese
Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 3:33PM EDT


MENORCA, SPAIN –  It’s never too early to start thinking about the holidays and what delicious foods you plan to serve to friends and family. Now, if you really want to impress your friends and family, treat them with the world renowned Mahón-Menorca Cheese from Spain. Mahón-Menorca Cheese is crafted to the highest standards using a unique process handed down by centuries of meticulous care, time and knowledge.


Mahón-Menorca Cheese is produced on the island of Menorca, one of Spain’s Balearic Islands. A paradisiacal Biosphere Reserve island (certified by the UNESCO) located in the Mediterranean Sea. Mahón–Menorca Cheese is a Protected Destination of Origin (P.D.O.) cheese based upon the geographic and distinct climate factors including its temperature, humidity, light, wind and salty pastures, and its ancient farming methods mastered by generations of the Menorca family farms. Made from menorcan cow’s milk (pasteurized or raw), exclusively matured on the island of Menorca.


A very versatile cheese, often grated and used for topping pasta, rice and vegetable dishes or eaten sliced thin and drizzled with extra virgin olive oil. A must on the traditional Spanish cheese table. The cheese is also delicious with vegetables (aubergine or tomatoes), or used as a stuffing or filling (cannelloni or peppers). Also, mixed with breadcrumbs in breading and frying. The less matured Mahón-Menorca Cheeses go fantastically well white and young red wines, while the more aged cheeses are better suited for mature wines.


Mahón-Menorca Cheese has three degrees of maturity;


  • TENDER- SOFT – 21-60 days – Yellowish-white in color, with very little developed rind, soft and creamy in texture. The flavor, milky with a slight reminiscence of butter and slightly acidulous touch, a lightly sharp flavor which is characteristic of Mahón-Menorca cheese. 

  • SEMI-CURED 2-5 months – Characteristic and unmistakable. The rind, orange in color. A firm cheese yet easy to cut, showing an ivory yellow-color and a number of holes distributed in an irregular manner, depending on the piece. The milky taste and flavors are more developed, with slight buttery reminiscences of toasted nuts and dried fruit (hazelnut); a moderately persistent aftertaste, having developed the typical bouquet of the Mahón-Menorca cheese. 

  • CURED – HARD – More than 5 months – A delicacy for cheese lovers. The texture is firmer and hard; less creamy and in advanced stages of maturity, it breaks flaking. It has a very developed flavor and aroma, complex and intense, with a long persistent aftertaste. Brittle and flaks when sliced. The taste and aroma are very developed, complex and intense. Hints of old wood, tanned leather or a wine cellar, usually with a slight spicy nuance. 


When purchasing Mahón-Menorca Cheese, consumers are supporting the viable economic livelihood of the Menorca farmers and promoting a sustainable agricultural environment for future generations. 


Mahón-Menorca Cheese can be purchased nationwide at Whole Foods, and at other fine retailers such as Fairway Markets, Saveway, Kroger, Murray’s, Central Markets, Costco, Gourmet Garage, West Side Markets, Zabar’s, Central and Town & Country Markets and at the best specialty stores all over the country.


For more information on how your store can sell Mahón–Menorca Cheeses in the United States contact Richard Kessler at 973.417.8890 or email him at r.kessler@specialities.com.


About Mahon-Menorca Cheese


Mahón–Menorca Cheese is one of Spain’s most prized Cheeses. It’s produced on the island of Menorca, one of Spain’s Balearic Islands. A Biosphere Reserve island (certified by the UNESCO) located in the Mediterranean Sea. Mahón–Menorca Cheese is a Protected Destination of Origin (P.D.O.) cheese based upon the geographic and distinct climate factors including its temperature, humidity, light, wind and salty pastures, and its ancient farming methods mastered by generations of the Menorca family farms. Made from menorcan cow’s milk (pasteurized or raw), exclusively matured on the island of Menorca, Mahon-Menorca Cheese has three degrees of maturity; Tender – 21-60 days, Semi-Cured – 2-5 months and Vintage or Matured – more than five months. A very versatile cheese, it is often grated and used for topping pasta, rice and vegetable dishes or eaten sliced thin and drizzled with extra virgin olive oil. This is a must on the traditional Spanish cheese table. By purchasing Mahón-Menorca Cheese, you are supporting the viable economic livelihood of our farmers and promoting a sustainable agricultural environment. Mahón-Menorca Cheeses are positioned for retail markets nationwide such as Supermarkets, Independent Supermarkets, Gourmet Food Stores and Club Stores that seek to provide their consumers with a unique cheese experience. For more information regarding Mahón-Menorca Cheese, contact Richard Kessler at 973.417.8890 or email him at r.kessler@specialities.com.


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