Almogrote – Canarian cheese paté

This is a Canarian speciality from La Gomera in Canary Islands. It is a soft paste made from hard cheese, peppers, olive oil, garlic, and other ingredients, which is then typically spread on toast.

Almogrote is a fine, exquisite cheese paté, made of cured cheese. It is made with leftover Canarian cheese that has become tough and hard to eat.  Almogrote comes from the arabian vocabulary, “al mojrot”, meaning cheese sauce.  The natives from the island of La Gomera, where almogrote is more popular, have taken the arabian influence in the islands to a whole new level to offer us this magnificent delicacy. More here