The importance of cheese on a Canarian dining table originates in the XV century when it was first introduced into the islands. It became so popular that it was actually used as a form of currency.
The production of traditional cheeses has grown thanks to advances in goat farming that have led to a wide selection of cheeses across the seven islands and good reception in foreign markets. Experts agree that one of best-produced foodstuffs in the islands is cheese.
The cheese tradition in Los Realejos is most famous for its fresh goats cheese made from 100% unpasteurized goat’s milk. Natural rennet and salt are used, but no artificial colouring, flavouring or preservatives are used, making it a true taste sensation.