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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Wish List: Valdeon Blue Cheese

Valdeon blue cheese [enlarge]

From the region of Castilla y Leon we have today this excellent Spanish blue cheese called Valdeon after the name of the valley where is it is elaborated in Picos de Europa national park. Made out of cow or goat milk or a combination of both, Valdeon is a creamy, intense flavored cheese not as biting as Cabrales. Did I tell you that I love Cabrales? The wheel of Valdeon is wrapped in sycamore leaves, as the ones you see in the image, that add a peculiar taste to it (learn here about other cheese wrappings). Valdeon was named best blue cheese back in 2003 in a national contest. Here is a tasty recipe Smoked Paprika-Rubbed Steaks With Valdeon Butter. This particular cheese I found at a food market in Monistrol de Monserrat.

5 comments:

  1. I am not a fan of blue cheese, BUT I agree this would be very tasty on steak!

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  2. ooooooo you've got my mouth watering. :)

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  3. -Oh with steak it is delicious. Thanks cate.
    -Yummy huh? Thanks oldmanneill

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  4. I love all cheeses. Thos one seems to be very tasteful. I'm hungry now!

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  5. thank you for posting the link to the recipe! my husband is looking forward to an interpetation of it!

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