Queso Payoyo, S.L.

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Thewanderingwinos
Brighton, UK531 contributions
Cheese Quest
Jan 2020 • Couples
The heady smell hits you as soon as you walk through the shop curtains, there are numerous awards all over the walls and a deli counter with samples for you to try of 3 different types of cheese; sheep (oveja), goat (cabra) and a mixture of both (mezcla). Poyoyo cheese gets it’s name from the Payoyo breed of goat and the cheese here is sold as fresh and not aged at all (fresco) or aged for 2 to 3 months (semi-curado) or aged for over 4 months (curado). It would be helpful if they labeled these samples so you actually know what cheese you are trying and how aged it is. We bought a bit of each to try and compare them and also a bit of fresh goats cheese and some small goats cheese logs. It’s a lovely trip climbing the mountains to reach this factory, the views are spectacular and we really enjoyed seeing all the animals grazing freely and all the wild flowers. We had been meaning to try Payoyo cheese for a while and this trip through the mountains gave us the opportunity to do so.

Written January 4, 2020
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CiceroMT
Rome, Italy243 contributions
Wonderful cheeses and a delightful “chef”
May 2018 • Couples
So to clarify we didn’t actually visit the factory (although we passed it on our way back from Ubrique). We sampled these wonderful Cabra cheeses (live goat cheese) while dining at El Muelle in Estacion Benaojan (see my TA review). It has an exquisite sharp taste with a firm texture (similar to a well aged cheddar)- perfect with a good Fino or Manzanilla. Anyway, we were complimenting Christa who runs El Muelle and she introduced us to the cheese chef who made it who just happened to be dining there at the time. Lots of Holas! and chit chat followed. We were very keen to get some back in the UK to share with family and friends. It transpires they do not ship to UK but they dropped off a Kilo for us to bring back. How’s that for service. If you visit the factory you can buy there.
If you are into “artisan” foods then this is a strong recommendation.
Written May 23, 2018
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A R H
Sedona, AZ799 contributions
Amazing cheese
Mar 2017 • Friends
Actually went to Villaluenga del Rosario to find the Payoyo Factory and cheese shop. It is on the main road opposite the village so you don't have drive through the extremely steep, narrow lanes of Villaluenga! The shop is attached to the factory, and as you drive down off the road you are faced with "No Entry" signs, but as we couldn't see any other entrance we just drove the few yards the wrong way to the shop! The small shop is adorned with all the prizes Payoyo cheeses have been awarded - lots! Goat, sheep, and goat/sheep cheeses, and you are given samples of the cheeses you want to try. The cheeses are superb, with the mature goats cheese tasting like a creamy Parmesan. The prices are really reasonable compared to other places we have bought Payoyo cheese. The shop also has wines, charcuterie, olives, etc., so with some bread you could put together a pretty good picnic! Well worth a visit.
Written March 25, 2017
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Thanks for the review and for visit us! We are glad to read your opinion and we hope you will visit us again.
Written June 14, 2017
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