Valdeón is blue cheese made from cow and goat milk in Spain. It has a strong, sharp, salty flavor that isn't quite as intense as Cabrales. It is made in the Valdeón Valley, which it is named after. Traditionally Valdeón is wrapped in sycamore maple leaves. Valdeón has an off-white interior with green-grey veins of mold.
Valdeón is similar to Cabrales, but has fewer veins. This is due to the lower humidity in caves where Valdeón cheese is matured than in the caves where Cabrales is matured.
There are pasteurized and unpasteurized varieties of Valdeón. The unpasteurized version is aged at least 2 months, and the pasteurized version is aged at least 6 weeks.
Where to buy
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