Mató

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Mató
Cheese.Mato.Catalonia.jpeg
Country of origin Catalonia
Source of milk Cows, goats
Texture Soft

Mató (Catalan pronunciation: [məˈto]) is a Catalan fresh cheese made from cows' or goats' milk, with no salt added. It is usually served with honey, as a dessert, called mel i mató.

It is quite similar to non-industrial variants of Italian ricotta, brull (in Maestrat), brossat (in Occitania), brocciu (in Corsica), or curd cheese.

The mató from Montserrat mountain is famous.[clarification needed]

Mató appeared in the Sent Soví, a Catalan cookbook from the 14th century. It was very popular during the Middle Ages, when it was made plain or scented with orange flowers.

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