Zamorano is a sheep's milk cheese from the Castille-Leon region in Spain. Zamora is similar to Manchego, another sheep's milk cheese from Spain. However, Zamorano is is nuttier and richer, with a smoother and less grainy texture.
Zamorano is aged in cellars over 6 months. It is turned often and the rind is rubbed with olive oil, giving the rind a dark color. The cheese is made from milk from the churra breed of sheep, which produce very creamy milk.
The cheese was originally made by semi-nomadic shepherds.
Zamorano cheese melts easily when grated, and is good for omelets. It is also excellent served by itself.