Valdeon is a cheese with a blue veined paste, made all year round with a mixture of cow's or goat's milk. It has a rough, irregular rind in dark grey shades with little red and bluish marks. The paste has a soft texture and pale yellow color and is full of small cavities where a white and greenish blue mold is concentrated. Its flavor is salty, pronounced, piquant and long lasting. Valdeon is greasy and buttery on the palate and very aromatic.
The origin of Valdeon cheese is very ancient. The area for making Valdeon cheese is concentrated in the Valdeon valley, in the mountains of the Picos de Europa.
Valdeon is often confused with Cabrales; these are two different cheeses, although having strong similarities. Valdeon is less intense and has fewer blue veins than Cabrales because the Valdeon caves are a little drier.
We cut and wrap this cheese in wedges of approximately 1 pound and 8 ounces.
This item usually ships from our Atlanta facility one business day after the day the order is processed.
This item is perishable and will require an insulated shipping container and freeze packs and must ship by shipping methods taking a maximum of three days.