Mahón cheese is made from cow's milk and aged for 6 months. It is named after the natural port of Mahón on the island of Minorca off the Mediterranean coast of Spain. Minorca is known for its cheese production and is home to one of the most respected dairy plants in Europe.
In 1985 the cheese from Mahón received the Denominación de Origen.
Mahón is buttery, sharp, slightly salty and lightly aromatic (sweet and nutty aromas). Mahón is sweet and fruity it's slightly salty taste is due in part to the sea salt content in the grasses the cows eat.