Welcome to the official website of the P.D.O. (Protected Designation of Origin) « Torta del Casar »We hope you enjoy browsing these pages, where you can find information about our prestigious cheese, our quality control system, our producers, our environment and information material that you can request from us. Visit a dairy making « Torta del Casar », taste « Torta del Casar » using different recipes we propose, or contact us to provide your feedback or suggestions. FOR THOSE WHO ARE ONLY SATISFIED BY THE REAL THING,TORTA DEL CASAR. .
Making Torta del Casar
Being breeds with very low milk production, it is necessary to milk almost twenty sheep to obtain the five to six litres of milk necessary to make a kilo of cheese, meaning that this milk is in really short supply and with a high demand from the dairies....Read more
Quality is one of the foundations of the Protected Designation of Origin, and to carry out a thorough and independent control, the Regulation Council is accredited as the Organization for Product Certification in accordance with European Standard UNE-EN ISO/IEC 17065/2012....Read more
The protected sheep livestock producing the milk are of the Merino and Entrefino breeds. These sheep, the only breeds accepted by the Protected Designation of Origin “Torta del Casar” have an average weight of around 50 Kg and produce about 75 litres of milk per sheep per year. There are approximately 20,000 heads of cattle....Read more
The geographical area where the milk is produced and “Torta del Casar” cheese is made is in Cáceres, a province of the Autonomous Community of Extremadura (Spain), specifically in the districts of the Llanos de Cáceres, Sierra de Fuentes and Montánchez, in the southern-central area of the province. This area spans approximately 400,000 ha. And comprises 36 municipalities....Read more