The Route of the Mahón cheese

An experience to taste the history, the culture and the tradition of Menorca

The production of the Mahón cheese dates back to prehistory. This cheese owes its name to the port from which it has been exported since the 13th century. Its Protected Designation of Origin is a guarantee for the highest quality.

The Minorcan cows graze freely in the small farms whose fields are bordered by mortar-less stone walls, thus shaping the characteristic face of the island. The sun, the Mediterranean breeze gently blowing the fields and the craftsmanship and the natural manufacturing process make this cheese a unique delicacy in the world.

Some of these farms offer guided tours to get to know the process of cheese making, participate in workshops and tastings of the different varieties. This is a good opportunity to discover the true essence of the Minorcan fields.

Route points


Local product Formatge-Maó Menorca (Alaior, menorca)

The handmade taste of the field products

The Mahón-Menorca cheese is handmade and popular throughout the world. The protected designation of origin guarantees the highest quality. Its taste is unique and it is made only in Menorca. Let yourself be seduced by its exclusive handmade taste.