The Almogrote is a hard, mature and smoked cheese paste made with goat milk. It is produced in the Canaries by mixing it with oil and spices such as garlic and pepper. Simply, it is similar to the Mojo Picón, but with cheese. It is perfect to spread on toasts, bread, crackers, boiled potatoes or as a sauce in other courses such as dishes with meat, fish or pasta.
You can buy its soft or spicy form in jars of 200 grams.
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The Almogrote is the specialty of the island of La Gomera, as it was born there under the Berber influence. It is made with hard cheese, pepper, oil and tomato; it is an exquisite cheese terrine, a bit spicy, perfect to go with bread and potatoes.
The company Argodey-Fortaleza is a pioneer in the production and marketing of Almogrote. It was the first product put on the market and it was then followed by the various Mojos Picón. Almogrote was originally relegated to some restaurants proposing some typical food of the Canaries, and in some corners of houses, which, by tradition and custom, had it as an appetizer or for any culinary circumstance. In the late 80s, this family company started marketing.