It is produced in the central and southern parts of the Extremadura region where the summers are long and hot and the winters are short and mild. As a result, a thin layer of top soil gives rise to herbaceous plants of high nutritional value as well as oaks, bushes and cork oaks. Entrefina and Merina sheep graze upon these pastures yielding flavourful milk. Torta del Casar is made from sheep´s raw milk, salt and the “cuajo” plant (Cynara Cardunclus, also known as artichoke thistle or wild artichoke) and aged for 60 days. This D.O.P. cheese has a fine, soft delicate rind with a yellowish colour and light mold spotting. The inside is creamy and spreadable, almost spoonable. With a special aroma and strong mature taste, Torta del Casar is also slightly salty and bitter due to the use of the “cuajo” plant. Torta del Casar must be enjoyed at room temperature. If the cheese is going to be consumed within a few days, the top of the cheese is removed as if removing a lid and the cheese is best served spread over lightly toast bread. If the cheese is going to be a longer period of time, it is advisable to cut the cheese in portions when cold, wrapping and storing each piece individually.
Todd Bowles hasn't revealed his exact quarterback plan for Saturday night against the Detroit Lions, Darrelle Revis Jerseysbut he indicated Tuesday that Josh McCown will play more than last week -- meaning more than one series.
Makes sense. The New York Jets need to increase McCown's playing time as they get closer to the regular season."I like his leadership, I like how he takes control of the offense," offensive coordinator John Morton said of the Jets' presumptive Week 1 starter, who had a brief but effective outing in the opener. "He's seen a lot of football. I like that. I like his experience. That's the biggest thing."
Morton is a disciple of Jon Gruden, whose preference for seasoned quarterbacks was well known. Food for thought.
A recap of the quarterback competition on Tuesday:
This was a solid day for McCown (10-for-15), who was pleased by the overall performance of the offense. Eric Decker JerseysAfterward, he said, "We need to keep stacking days like this."
Wow moment: There was nothing spectacular, just a bunch of high-percentage throws that were executed.
Whoa moment: He almost was intercepted on his first pass, as linebacker Demario Davis dropped into coverage and deflected a pass. McCown has gone six straight practices without an interception. Did we just jinx him?
This was the fourth straight practice that Hackenberg had more total reps than McCown -- 23 to 20. Leonard Williams JerseysHe completed eight of 15 attempts, managing to avoid a sack -- a rarity. The pass protection was much better than Monday.
Wow moment: Hackenberg made two throws that stood out. He unleashed a 50-yard bomb to rookie wide receiver Dan Williams, who outmuscled Marcus Williams for the ball. Later, Hackenberg fired a laser to Robby Anderson on the far sideline. Matt Forte JerseysThe pass had plenty of giddy-up on it, and Anderson made a two-handed, leaping catch.