The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – Cheese is a favorite luxury of people worldwide and although it’s not globally recognized for its fine cheeses, Costa Rica has its fair share of gourmet cheese as well.
Of course, you must do your homework and find the most renowned cheese masters, who mostly reside outside the metropolitan area and have few distribution channels.
This scenario could change with the arrival of the Monte Azul products to the restaurant La Querencia in Escazu, to make way for other producers. Monte Azul’s goat cheese, produced in Perez Zeledon, has been recognized by national and international critics.
“If we think of traditional cheese commercial production, the difference between the two is enormous. I think of freshly squeezed orange juice, which contains nothing but pure orange juice, compared to one packaged with preservatives and additives. Same goes with a handmade product. An artisan cheese matures over time as a commercial cheese expires and rots,” said Carlos Rojas, co-owner of Monte Azul.
Here, as in European cities, very little artisan cheese is exported “mainly because they are produced in small quantities only supply the local demand,” says Rojas. (ADN)
The Costa Rica News (TCRN)
San Jose, Costa Rica