Formatges Muntanyola has obtained a new recognition of talent at the “Talento del Queso” (Cheese Talent), which was held in Oviedo. The AMPANS cheese factory has reached the final where it has competed with five other projects of author of Spain, obtaining the second place in the classification.
This competition is organised by the Cheese Institute and the Oviedo City Council, with the aim of selecting and recognising the best cheese-making projects in Spain and making visible the role of professionals in the sector, as well as the overcoming of technological challenges to achieve the market with the desired product. The jury valued the quality of the cheeses, the artisanal production and the project for the inclusion of people with disabilities in the labour market promoted by Formatges Muntanyola, and their role in the co-creation of a new scenario in the agri-food sector of the future.
The 6 projects selected over the course of these weeks and that have reached the final, have had 10 minutes to present the cheese project, evaluated by a jury of experts. With this new award, Fromatges Muntanyola already has an important track record with awards in the main international, national and national competitions, including the World Cheese Award, Lactium (Vic), Concours International (Lyon), Gourmet Quesos (Madrid), and now Talento del Queso (Oviedo).
Fromatges Muntanyola makes artisan cheese with 4 varieties of milk: goat (own herd), buffalo, cow and sheep, from the Urpina farm, in Sant Salvador de Guardiola, where the AMPANS foundation develops a socio-labour project that provides employment and support for people with intellectual disabilities. A team of twelve people currently work at the AMPANS cheese factory, most of whom are disabled.
Muntanyola cheeses can be found in specialised shops, department stores and the entity’s own points of sale: online shop and commercial establishments such as the Garden (Santpedor) or the Caprabo supermarkets of the AMPANS foundation (Manresa).