Mahon is a cows milk cheese from the island of Minorca in Spain. It is one of the few cheeses produced in Spain that uses cows milk. The milk is sourced twice a day and only between the months of September and June. Mahon is pillow-shaped, due to the curds being placed in a cloth whose corners are then tightly knotted, giving the edges of the cheese a rounded look. Mahon is brined to help the formation of the rind, before being aged in maturing rooms where they are rubbed at regular intervals with a blend of olive oil, butter and paprika, giving the wheels a distinctive orange-red color rind. The flavor is nutty and rich with slight undertones of acid and become more complex as the cheese ages.