Let me ask you a question – cake but never eat cheese again, or cheese but never eat cake again? If you choose the latter, you share my love of cheese and will adore La Cabezuela, where people who are truly passionate about their wares sell locally-made products.
When the bearded fella in the photo introduced himself to me I thought: “I think we’re going to be friends”! He loves to talk cheese and I love to eat it… Open less than a year, this tiny speciality shop makes a great addition to the neighbourhood.
The most exciting thing about La Cabezuela is their inventiveness. They have traditional cheeses, but are not afraid to experiment. An example is their homage to British Cheddar (the real one, not that orange abomination that masquerades as Cheddar) made with goat’s milk! The goats are local from the Sierra de Guadarrama to the Northwest of Madrid, which is renowned for the quality of its goat’s cheeses.
Another fun experiment is a goat’s cheese matured in beer – La Cervezuela: it’s brown as you might expect, and tastes distinctly beer-y! They have sheep and cow’s milk cheeses too and sell fresh goats milk, yoghurts, kefir and artisanal beers.
So there you have it – if you like cheese and want to try something different, head to La Cabezuela!