Chef Lippe’s Valdeon Blue Goat and Cow Cheese. Picos de Europa, Spain.
Slice. Hand cut. 7oz approximate weight. Weight may vary.
A bold and spicy blue made from the blended milk of goats and cows that graze the Valdeon valley in Spains’ Picos de Europa Mountains. The cheese is traditionally wrapped in sycamore or maple leaves before it is sent to market. The import of Valdeon Blue was halted for a while, due to this wrapping’s alleged endangerment to public health by US agencies, although the number of deaths by handling Valdeon’s natural leaf wrapper in two hundred years is zero. Oh well. It comes to us wrapped in aluminum now. Do not let this despair you from enjoying this crazy good intense deeply veined blue with some pear or fig jam.