The Regulatory Council of the PDO Torta del Casar is celebrating its first Tapa Route in Chamberí. With this initiative, the regulatory board wants to bring a bit of Caceres, the Spanish Capital of Gastronomy 2015, to Madrid. A total of 10 bars located along calle Ponzano (metro Rios Rosas), guests can try this spectacular cheese for 2.50€ with a drink. Ends this Sunday, May 24th.
The director of the PDO Torta del Casar, Javier Muñoz says, “the cheese protected by the PDO is one of the best ambassadors of Caceres, the Spanish Capital of Gastronomy in 2015, and offers endless possibilities around the kitchen. With this initiative we present a little more which is the Torta del Casar, its characteristics and peculiarities, and its association with Caceres, because we must not forget that this this is a cheese which originates in the Extremadura region that surrounds this population.”
Torta del Casar is a cheese with a special texture that is very easily incorporated into almost any culinary creation, and tapas, so fashionable in recent years and that these ten bars developed these days, is a great way to present the most original cheese of Extremadura in different ways, so that locals can enjoy some of the Spanish Capital of Gastronomy, which certainly should be visited this year.
Caceres holds the title of Spanish Capital of Gastronomy. The city holds a rich and proud cultural heritage in excellent condition which led to its declaration as a National Monument in 1949, and the proclamation by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 1986, and has become over the years, a consolidated tourist destination that attracts every year hundreds of thousands of tourists from all over the world.