Valdeón cheese

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Queso de Valdeón
Queso de Valdeón (León).jpg
Country of origin Spain
Region León
Source of milk cow's milk or from a mixture of cow's milk and ewe's and/or goat's milk[1]
Pasteurized sometimes
Texture semi-soft
Aging time 1.5 - 2 months[1]
Certification PGI

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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