Cheese of the week: Valdeon
Our cheese of the week is Valdeon. This is a Spanish blue produced in the North West area of the Castilla-Leon region in the Valdeon Valley. Valdeon is an intense blue that is made with a mix of cow and goat’s milk. It is wrapped in leaves from the Sycamore tree. The combination of the two types of milks gives it a sweet rich flavor from the cow’s milk and a little tang from the goat’s milk. It is a delicate, yet strong flavored cheese with hints of dark berries and red wine. Valdeon is slightly salty and has wonderful pepper notes that gives it a little spice. The Sycamore leaves also gives Valdeon an added sweetness to the cheeses finish. It is a great cheese to use in any sauce recipe that asks for a blue. We recommend accompanying this cheese with a dry white or red wine.