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Picos de Europa

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Spanish, creamery blue cheese of cylindrical shape. This cheese is also known as Valdeon and the origin of this cheese comes from the early French pilgrims. It is usually made from the mixture of cow's, sheep's and goat's milk. Picos de Europa has blue-green veins and a salty taste. With age the rind changes its color and becomes sticky. This cheese is sold wrapped in plane leaves. The period of curing and ripening is about two to three months. This cheese is often eaten with honey for breakfast