Hard and unfriendly terrain of Murcia has allowed for the breeding of the Murcian goat. This kind of livestock gives the milk necessary for producing this exquisite cheese, produced by shepherds and originally destined for their own consumption.
The rough life of the shepherd caused this profession to practically disappear in the region, which provoked the disappearance of cheese production. For this reason, Agriculture and Livestock Breeding council of the regional government decided, back in 1985, to promote those dairies which kept the tradition alive. Today, the Queso de Murcia Producers Association represents producers that make this marvelous and original Spanish cheese.