Iberico cheese is produced only in the province of Valladolid in central Spain. In order to maintain some semblance of order and control of its large cheese production the Spanish government created the Denominations of Origin Certification. This designation controls the name, area, and standards of production to insure a consistent quality product. Iberico is not yet DOC certified but it has applied for certification and hopes to receive it soon. However the dairies that produce this cheese have maintained their own high standards and guidelines since 1987.
8 days ago
3.5/5, had El Pastor 6-month aged Iberico in a Costco cheese platter. Found it to be smooth and creamy, though not soft, with a mild flavor. Personally thought the flavor was similar to the cheddar in the platter but softer and sweeter. Think it would be great as a base for a cheese blend due to how mild it is.