Friday, September 12, 2008

Queso de Capas

And here is my personal favourite of the doorbell-ringing vendors - the cheese man. This poor old chap is dispatched every other Friday by some distant finca to sell their dairy produce here on the outskirts of Antigua.

His name is Andres Castro and this morning he remembered that V had made a special order last time for some queso de capas - 'layered' cheese - produced by gradually supplementing the harder base with additional layers as the cheese matures in order to cultivate a more rubbery texture. (The commoner milk-cheese here is saltier, creamier and crumblier.)

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