La Dama SagradaSt. James Cheese Company
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La Dama Sagrada, or 'sacred lady,' hails from Spain’s La Mancha region. It is made from a milk brought over from a nearby Murciano goat farm in the town of Carpio de Tajo, just outside of Toledo. The goats belong to a cooperative of farmers who also are members of the dairy that makes the cheese. La Dama Sagrada is rare solely by the fact that it is a raw goat’s milk cheese, as even just a few years ago, you did not see too many of them imported into the United States.
Since this cheese is aged six to eight months to further develop the cheese’s well-rounded sweet and grassy flavor profile, it also shows a drier paste, finely studded with protein flavor crystals. La Dama’s up-front sweetness is balanced nicely with a little bit of spiciness on the finish. It will pair well with sherry or dry red wines, especially Spanish reds like grenache and tempranillo.