Formatges Cuirols (Dairy) is located in the town of La Nou de Berguedà, which is on the left bank of the Llobregat River and on the mountain of Sobrepuny. Goat cheese has been said to be one of the earliest man made dairy products, in part, due to the ease of production. To make goat cheese, you simply take the raw milk from a goat, allowing it to naturally curdle, and then draining and pressing the curds.
Josep Venturós is the owner and he has always acquired a deep fascination with making his own cheese. Living in a quaint and charming little house built by his grandfather, high in the Pre-Pyrenees Mountains, the estate is an homage to romance, rural living and natural cuisine.
If you ever go to La Nou de Berguedà, keep going until you pass the main square and the buildings, tennis courts on your left, until you hit a dead end. Head left and go up the mountain. Keep climbing on dirt roads until you see the little sign at the top of this post saying “Curiols”. It can feel like you’ve left planet earth before you get to the top, but trust me, it’s worth the effort!