Montes de Alcalá
“Quesería El Gazul” was born in a landscape dominated by cork oak groves, characterised by the beauty of the Andalusian white villages. It is a family company located in Alcalá de los Gazules (Cádiz), which has been awarded numerous prizes in recent years thanks to the top quality of its cheese.
“Montes de Alcalá”, its flagship product, is an organic cheese made out of payoya goat milk, an indigenous species from the mountain ranges in Cádiz and Ronda (Málaga). This location, together with a sustainable production method which is closely tied to this area, are responsible for the success of this local business which distributes its products both national and worldwide.
Words by: Candela Montero Photo by: Daniel Alea
“Montes de Alcalá” has been selected as one of the best 50 cheeses of the world in the “Cheese World Award 2011” and it has been awarded, among other prizes, as the best organic cheese from Spain in the International Exhibition of Gourmet Club 2016. It has seduced the finest palates all over the world and it has become a gourmet product requested beyond the Spanish borders, being now distributed to USA, United Kingdom and France, among other countries. Jorge Puerto, a master cheesemaker and manager of “Quesería El Gazul” is a self-made businessman, who not only has a passion for the land, the goats and the cheese, but also is an enterprising and brave person. He has managed to successfully adapt the traditional farming methods and production process to the current legislation and market.