Mahon is a traditional, unpasteurised cow's milk Cheese produced on the island of Minorca off the northeast coast of Spain. The hard, orange rind tends to be greasy as a result of being rubbed with a mixture of butter, oil and paprika.
Mahon is sold at various stages of maturity. When fresh and un-matured, it has a smooth and supple texture and a sweet and fruity aroma. As it ages, it becomes harder and more granular in texture with misshapen holes and a sharp, somewhat salty flavour. It makes an excellent dessert cheese with dried fruit or sweets or may be used in casseroles.
If unavailable, substitute it with Gouda or Havarti
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