Urgèlia is a natural washed rind, semi- soft cheese, with a wonderfully creamy/buttery texture that is aged a minimum of 45 days and has a mushroomy, earthy flavor. As with most Catalan pressed curd cheeses, a distinctive aroma and a robust flavor. The cheese is brined repeatedly during aging and when ripe, it has a semisoft paste that is pale with some small irregular holes and a moist orange brown rind. A terrific melting cheese, Urgelia is equally delicious served with fruit and a glass of merlot or a white burgundy. Made from pasteurized cow's milk, in addition to mushrooms, the flavor is sometimes described as fruity with an aroma reminiscent of moss or almonds.