6th Day of Cheese – Queso de Valdeón

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Queso de Valdeón

12daysofcheeseplatter_day6Cheese Profile

FLAVOUR Full flavoured
TASTE Creamy and buttery, with a strong spicy and tangy finish.
SMELL Mixture of damp leaves with a spicy musty odour.
RIND Wrapped in Sycamore leaves, the rind is dry, thin, pale brown, with patches of white.
UPDATE:
Due to new strict regulations exported Queso Valdeon is now wrapped in foil with an image of leaves instead of being wrapped in real Sycamore leaves.
INTERIOR Firm, yet crumbles into a creamy texture; the inside is filled with numerous large and small cavities lined with a blue mould. The paste ranges from bright white to a pale tan colour.
FABULOUS Firm, bright white past, exposed mould looks bright with a velvety texture.
FAR-GONE Soggy leaves, dark brown around the edges, a rancid smell and damp sticky rind.

Best way to enjoy
Works well in a blue cheese sauce, for pasta or forest mushrooms. A wonderful addition to any cheese plate with dried figs, apricots and chilled grapes to cleanse the palate.

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Cheese Info

COUNTRY Spain
REGION Picos De Europa
MILK TYPE Mix of Goat & Cow
RENNET TYPE Animal
AGED 1.5 – 2 Months
PRODUCER Queserías Picos de Europa

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