Shepherds’ school to help boost sales of Torta del Casar

A new shepherds’ school in Extremadura hopes to boost production of the prized local cheese

LAST UPDATED: 8 Mar, 2016 @ 12:34
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Spain Sheep CrossingIT’S one of Spain’s most famous sheep’s milk cheeses.

But with sales dropping since 2011, trainee shepherds are flocking to save the Torta del Casar.

A new shepherds’ school in Extremadura hopes to boost production of the prized local cheese by increasing the numbers of professionals who know how to rear and milk sheep.

The school, only the sixth shepherds institution in Spain, will teach 12 pupils how to feed, breed  and nurture the sheep during a 500-hour course.





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