Montefrio’s World Famous Cheese

The extremely tasty cheese that is made locally at the Montebello cheese factory – Queso Montefrieño – won two new international medals at the 2017 world cheese awards. The hotly contested awards were held at Tobacco Dock in London, UK where 3,000 cheeses from all parts of the globe were on show.

Queso Montefrieño stood out and claimed the medals for two categories winning the gold award for one of their specialist goat cheese and bronze for a ‘mixta’ soft cheese made from goats and cows milk. This wasn’t the first time the famous cheese of Montefrio has won an award having been making cheese since just before the turn of the century.

Guests staying at Huerta Pequeña can sample the cheese in the Montefrío Taster Hamper or buy the wide variety of cheeses from the factory shop which can be found in Avenida Miguel Hernández, Montefrio.