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Roncal cheese is dated from the 13th C as vital to the self-supporting economy of the area. The milk is produced between December and July, the birthing season for sheep. One author states that Nola qualified the cheese to be as good as that of Italians. Nola, however, only states: ‘good cheese from Navarra.’ The electronic source cited claims that Roncal cheese was the first cheese to receive a specific name in Spain but provides no date.
|Pouring Honey and Butter over “RAFÎS”Photo by: Lord-Williams|
FROM HUICI’S TRANSLATION OF ANÓN, AL-ANDALUS,
#422. RECETA DEL “RAFÎS” CON QUESO TIERNO
1 c breadcrumbs
1 c moist soft unsalted cheese
¼ c butter
½ c honey
Cut crusts off of freshly baked bread . Make breadcrumbs from bread . Knead crumbs with grated cheese and 1 tbsp butter. Make qursas, small round, bread rolls, and put them on a serving dish. Melt the rest of the butter and clarify it. Pour this over the qursas with clarified honey.
HUICI’S TRANSLATION OF ANÓN, AL-ANDALUS, #422