When it comes to food, including cheeses you’ll find that Spain has a great selection to choose from. Every region in Spain has its own unique culture when it comes to making cheese. Luckily you don’t need to travel around the country to sample such delicacies. In fact there is a cheese heaven in Madrid where you can go. ShMadrid will tell you where to find the best cheese in the city.
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A good selection of cheeses
Most people when it comes to finding a good selection of cheeses to try head to Mercado de San Miguel. There are many stalls here where you have the opportunity to sample different types of cheese. Along with Manchego why not try some of the cheeses made in Galicia or the Basque country. Should you happen to come across a cheese from the Canary Islands don’t hesitate to give it a try. Such cheeses are rare in mainland Spain and they have a very unique flavor. This is a result of their being so close to Africa. But for those of you who would prefer to take time over trying out such delicacies then you should head to Poncelet. This is a bar with a difference as it offers a huge selection of different cheeses. Here there are over 150 different varieties of cheese to select from. On offer are cheeses from 11 different countries, including Spain. This family run establishment has become synonymous with cheese and they really do know what they are doing. Here you can sit down to a beautiful dinner where the main component of course is cheese. But to enjoy this you will need to make a reservation beforehand. This you can do through their website.
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Each meal is lovingly prepared for you and allows you to explore what amazing creations using artisan cheese. The techniques they use are creative and each meal includes the use of the best seasonal produce. You may find that one visit to Poncelet is never enough. For those who would just like to sample some of the cheeses on offer this is possible as well. You can pop into the Poncelet for a cocktail or two which gets served with a small plate of cheese. This will soon whet your appetite and may get you booking a table before you leave. Poncelet is situated on Calle Aregnsola and the close metro station to it is Alonso Martinez. The metrol lines that reach this station are 4, 5 and 10.
Another place worth visiting is La Quesería. Unlike Poncelet you’ll find that this offers a wide selection of Spanish cheeses. You have the opportunity to try each cheese out before you make your purchase. For those who prefer to buy and take home then this is the ideal place to go.
Where do you go for your favorite cheese?