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Gamonéu (Gamonedo in Spanish) is a mixed milk cheese from Asturias in Northern Spain. It is a blue cheese, similar to its more famous cousin, Cabrales.

Gamonéu comes from the blended milk of cows, goats, and sheep. (Though some varieties use just cow and goat milk.) The cheese is semi-firm. Traditionally the cheese was pressed in wooden forms called arniu, but now are pressed in plastic molds. The cheese is aged for at least 2 months in caves near the Cantabrian Sea. The cheese used to be wrapped in fern leaves, but this is no longer common practice.

Gamonéu is not as intense as many blue cheeses. This medium intensity cheese has a spicy, buttery flavor, with a hint of sharpness. The inside of the cheese is a creamy white, and may have yellow, green, and blue specks.


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