Mahon PDO

Crumbly. Zingy. Delicate.

Regular price £9.05
Contains cow's milk Pairs well with fortified wines RRaw/unpasteurised Pairs well with white wine

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originSpain, Menorca
style textureRubbed with paprika, semi-firm and crumbly
milk treatmentRaw
drinkFino sherry, light white wine, beer


About the Cheese

Mahon cheese, famous for its paprika-rubbed exterior, is a culinary gem originating from Menorca, steeped in centuries of tradition.

Historical records trace its trade back to the 13th century Mediterranean markets, solidifying its status as a cherished cultural icon.

Today, protected under geographical indication, artisan Mahon stands distinct from its industrial counterpart with its signature paprika-coated rind, which imparts a robust and complex flavour profile.

Matured by skilled afinadores, our semi-mature Mahon offers a delightful texture that is slightly crumbly, complementing its fruity and subtly zingy taste.

Versatile in both snacking and cooking, it pairs wonderfully with light white wines, sherries, and beers, making it a versatile choice for any occasion.


Cheesemaker: Quesos Torralba

Quesos Torralba rooted in the heart of Menorca, epitomise a legacy of dedication and craftsmanship spanning over a century.

Founded in 1939 by Josep Cardona, affectionately known as "Bep de Torralba," the family business began humbly in Alaior, Menorca. Fueled by a passion for quality and tradition, the Cardona family meticulously produces Mahon cheese using time-honoured methods.

Milked daily from their prized Friesian cows, raised in pristine, free-roaming conditions, the milk undergoes a natural curdling process with rennet, lactic ferments, and salt as the only additives.

Each cheese is wrapped in fogasser cloth, pressed to perfection, and aged in specialised vats, where it matures under strict health standards. Hand-rubbed with olive oil and red pepper for ideal skin elasticity, every piece of Torralba cheese is a testament to uniqueness and artisan excellence, reflecting Menorca's rich cheesemaking heritage with every delectable bite.

This cheese is featured in our Spanish Selection

1% of every sale will be donated to the Mental Health Foundation via Work for Good

Due to small-scale production and logistical delays certain cheeses and condiments may be unavailable. We'll substitute them with similar products as needed. You can specify if you are happy with substitutions on the Cart page.


The delivery charge is worked out based on the postcode.


EH39-EH42 postcodes (Haddington, Gifford, Dunbar, North Berwick, East Linton, other areas within 5 mile radius of the shop): Orders over £40 - free delivery.

Other EH and FK1-16 post codes (East Lothian, Edinburgh, Fife) : Orders over £50 ‐ free delivery; orders under £50 ‐ delivery is £4.50.

Central Scotland: Orders over £50 ‐ free delivery; orders under £50 ‐ £5.50;

Northern Scotland and Highlands: £5.50 (2-5 day service). Please note, we recommend selecting Wednesday as your delivery day to allow enough time for the order to be delivered before the weekend (when courier depots are closed)


England & Wales: Orders over £50 ‐ free delivery; orders under £50 ‐ £5.50.

London: Order over £50 ‐ free delivery; order under £50 ‐ £7.50.

Northern Ireland and Islands (Isle of Man, Scilly, Skye, Wight, Jersey, Guernsey): we currently do not ship to.

Most of the UK mainland gets a next day delivery service. However, certain areas of the UK get a longer service. Our shipping boxes are designed to be safe in transit for up to 48 hours (longer during the cold months). 

When placing an order, please make sure to provide:

  • an alternative delivery instruction, in case you’re not in to receive the order (such as “leave on porch, leave in a shed, leave with neighbour”)
  • complete post code and mobile number (will be used for courier notifications)


Our checkout system allows you to pick a date in the future to receive your delivery.

Our courier partners are APC Overnight. 

Once your order is shipped you will receive tracking details. Because all orders are shipped via a third-party, you would need to contact the courier directly if you have any questions about your parcel. Their email address is 

If you are buying cheeses for a special occasion, please allow an extra day or two for your cheeses to arrive, in case of unforeseen and uncontrollable circumstances.

During December and other peak periods, we may require additional days to process and deliver your order.


We take great care in packaging and delivering your order.

  • Cheeses are wrapped in specialist cheese paper that will allow them to breathe and not suffocate.
  • Cheeses and condiments are then packaged in a cardboard box (reusable and recyclable) with an insulated foil pouch and ice packs to ensure the correct temperature is maintained for up to 48 hours (longer during the cold months).


A personalised gift note can be included with all of our products at no extra charge.

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