Valdeón cheese

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Queso de Valdeón
Queso de Valdeón (León).jpg
Country of originSpain
Source of milkcow's milk or from a mixture of cow's milk and ewe's and/or goat's milk[1]
Aging time1.5 - 2 months[1]

Queso de Valdeón (Queisu de Valdión, in Leonese language) is a Spanish blue cheese from León. The cheese is made in Posada de Valdeón, in the northeast of the province of León, and is wrapped in sycamore maple (Acer pseudoplatanus), or chestnut leaves before being sent to market. The cheese has a very intense blue flavor, but is not as yellowed or as biting as its cousin Cabrales.[2]

Queso de Valdeón has PGI status.[3]

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  1. ^ a b "Publication of an application for registration pursuant to Article 6(2) of Council Regulation (EEC) No 2081/92 on the protection of geographical indications and designations of origin". OJEU. Retrieved 4 March 2014.
  2. ^ Queso Valdeon
  3. ^ EU Queso Valdeon Profile (accessed 23 May 2009)