Valdeon (Picos de Europa) PGI

Creamy. Mushroomy. Strong.

Regular price £7.50
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Contains cow's milk Pairs well with fortified wines Contains goat's milk PPasteurised Pairs well with red wine Pairs well with whisky

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originSpain, Castile and Leon
style textureStrong blue, crumbly and creamy
milkCow 90%, Goat 10%
milk treatmentPasteurised
rennetTraditional
drinkSherry, red-grape sweet wines.

 

About the Cheese

Valdeón Cheese is a testament to artisan tradition and meticulous craftsmanship. 

Made from a blend of fresh cow's and goat's milk, enriched with penicillium roqueforti and a unique starter culture, each wheel undergoes a labour-intensive process. The curds, formed to hazelnut-sized perfection, are drained of whey, which feeds local livestock.

After absorbing the distinct essence of rock salt, the cheeses rest and are meticulously dried to enhance their character. Pierced on day four to activate the penicillium, they mature gracefully for over 45 days in the natural caves of the limestone mountains.

Wrapped in sycamore leaves, Valdeón Cheese develops rich mushroomy and spicy notes, delivering a distinctive and robust flavour experience cherished by cheese connoisseurs.

 

Cheesemaker: Queserías Picos de Europa

Founded over 30 years ago in Posada de Valdeón, Queserías Picos de Europa is a family-owned business led by brothers Tomás and Javier Alonso.

Their journey began in the 1970s under their grandfather's guidance, and today, they continue to uphold the rich cheesemaking heritage of the region.

Dedicated to preserving traditional methods and ensuring exceptional quality, Queserías Picos de Europa has earned the prestigious Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) for Valdeón Cheese, affirming its authenticity and geographical significance.

Committed to sustainability and food safety, their comprehensive approach integrates modern practices with timeless craftsmanship, ensuring each batch of Valdeón Cheese maintains its esteemed reputation.

 

1% of every sale will be donated to the Mental Health Foundation via Work for Good

Due to small-scale production and logistical delays certain cheeses and condiments may be unavailable. We'll substitute them with similar products as needed. You can specify if you are happy with substitutions on the Cart page.

DELIVERY

The delivery charge is worked out based on the postcode.

SCOTLAND

EH39-EH42 postcodes (Haddington, Gifford, Dunbar, North Berwick, East Linton, other areas within 5 mile radius of the shop): Orders over £40 - free delivery.

Other EH and FK1-16 post codes (East Lothian, Edinburgh, Fife) : Orders over £50 ‐ free delivery; orders under £50 ‐ delivery is £4.50.

Central Scotland: Orders over £50 ‐ free delivery; orders under £50 ‐ £5.50;

Northern Scotland and Highlands: £5.50 (2-5 day service). Please note, we recommend selecting Wednesday as your delivery day to allow enough time for the order to be delivered before the weekend (when courier depots are closed)

REST OF BRITAIN

England & Wales: Orders over £50 ‐ free delivery; orders under £50 ‐ £5.50.

London: Order over £50 ‐ free delivery; order under £50 ‐ £7.50.

Northern Ireland and Islands (Isle of Man, Scilly, Skye, Wight, Jersey, Guernsey): we currently do not ship to.

Most of the UK mainland gets a next day delivery service. However, certain areas of the UK get a longer service. Our shipping boxes are designed to be safe in transit for up to 48 hours (longer during the cold months). 

When placing an order, please make sure to provide:

  • an alternative delivery instruction, in case you’re not in to receive the order (such as “leave on porch, leave in a shed, leave with neighbour”)
  • complete post code and mobile number (will be used for courier notifications)

SHIPPING INFORMATION

Our checkout system allows you to pick a date in the future to receive your delivery.

Our courier partners are APC Overnight. 

Once your order is shipped you will receive tracking details. Because all orders are shipped via a third-party, you would need to contact the courier directly if you have any questions about your parcel. Their email address is depot175@apc-overnight.com 

If you are buying cheeses for a special occasion, please allow an extra day or two for your cheeses to arrive, in case of unforeseen and uncontrollable circumstances.

During December and other peak periods, we may require additional days to process and deliver your order.

PACKAGING

We take great care in packaging and delivering your order.

  • Cheeses are wrapped in specialist cheese paper that will allow them to breathe and not suffocate.
  • Cheeses and condiments are then packaged in a cardboard box (reusable and recyclable) with an insulated foil pouch and ice packs to ensure the correct temperature is maintained for up to 48 hours (longer during the cold months).

GIFT MESSAGES

A personalised gift note can be included with all of our products at no extra charge.

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