Pedroches cheese is a mature cheese, semi-cured (between two and four months) and made mainly from fresh or pasteurized merino sheep’s milk. The rind is shiny, slightly oily and straw yellow in color. The interior is compact with tiny holes distributed throughout, and is ivory white. It is cylindrical, with rounded edges. The top and bottom of the wheel are smooth while the side has a pattern. The weight varies between one and two kilograms (2.2 and 4.4 pounds).