The Artisan Cheese Co.
Valdeon (Picos de Europa)
Often mistaken for another famous Spanish blue, Cabrales, Valdeon or Picos de Europa is a bold, spicy blue made from seasonally blended milk of goats and cows that graze the mountains of Castilla y Leon in Northern Spain. We love it for its dense veining and balance of salt and spice, compared to the often inconsistent and over-the-top rusticity of Cabrales. Valdeon makes a pretty package with its powdery white rind peeking out behind a protective layer of sycamore or oak leaves. It's a hearty blue that loves fresh fruit and strong red wine or sherry.