Cabrales

Known as the ‘strongest’, this robust blue is heavily streaked with blue mottled veining. Unlike most blues, it is traditionally not pierced to encourage this development, but is simply placed in damp mold-rich caves of the Picos de Europa mountains to enhance and encourage the maturation. A ripe Cabrales is semi-soft, but somewhat granular. It has a very long finish…it is said that ‘it’s bite lives up to (if not exceeds) it’s bark!’

How To Enjoy:

Best sampled at the very end of a cheese tasting, or last on the desert plate. Overwhelming most wine pairings, a dry cider or port pairs well.

Details

  • Milk Sheep
  • Country Spain
  • Region Asturias
  • Type Blue