- Cave-aged in the mountains of Asturias
- Super artisan from the village of Cabrales
- Piquant and flavorful blue veining
- Size - 16 oz/450 gr wheel
Cabrales blue cheese is slowly aged in the caves near the Cantabrian Sea, under cold, very humid conditions.
Cabrales is all-natural and truly artisanal. The cheeses are turned by hand periodically until the paste has been completely grown with natural mold. This produces a deep blue veining in a thick texture with the characteristic creamy and piquant flavor.
It is produced only in the village of Cabrales and two other hamlets of the Peñamellera Alta Township on the northern spur of the rugged Picos de Europa in eastern Asturias.
The blue mold comes from the sides of the oceanside caves. It is not artificially injected, as is the case of its cousins - Danish Bleu and French Camembert.
There are only limited quantities available because the cheese makers use traditional farmhouse methods, in small family-run dairies of the township.
Raw milk, mainly cow's milk, is used to produce it. However, as most farmers keep mixed herds, blends of goat and ewe's milk are used in the spring and summer.
Raw cow's milk, rennet and salt.
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"Very strong tasting cheese not what I expected although I was experimenting with new cheeses."
FERNANDO - Sanford September 2020
Reply from La Tienda
Thanks for the review Fernando! Cabrales is a very sharp blue. A lot of people love it, but it can be too strong for some palates.
"WAY TOO SHARP FOR MY TASTE"
JEFF - HIGHLAND BEACH, FL May 2020
"Very authentic and sharp on a palate "
Yelena - Brooklyn , NY April 2019
"Average quality. A bit less fresh than previous purchases. "
Richard - Saint Charles, MO March 2019
"OMG! Just delivered ~ nice and cold. This is amazing cheese! Cabrales is creamy, easily spreadable and surprisingly spicy. This is by far the most intense blue cheese to be found anywhere. I have been dying to try this and after smearing a teaspoon on a chunk of crusty bread, it made lunch a happy occasion. Except nobody is going to be kissing me this afternoon. "
Theresa - Woodland Hills (Los Angeles), CA February 2019
"Fresh, soft & mild. Great for a charcuterie plateau "
LeeH - Bertram , TX October 2017
"Wonderful texture and taste."
DAVID - Forest Hill, VA December 2014
"This is it. The King of all blues. If you like a strong, fantastic cheese, this is the one for you. I love it! Highly recommended."
Tom - SPRINGFIELD, IL November 2014
"I cant stay away from it and the wheel size is generous"
DaVonna - South Bend, IN January 2013
"I love this cheese however, the one I got from Tienda was extremely dry and crusty completely devoid of creaminess. Also having to buy a whole wheel (instead of half for example)and then finding that it is not right it was disappointing having to throw away parts of it."
Manuela - October 2011
"This was by far the best blue I've ever tasted - and it's from my grandfather's region, bringing back memories in addition to fab flavor. I look forward to purchasing again."
Sally - March 2011
"Never has a more delicious cheese been made!!"
Felicity - December 2010
MW - December 2010
"I loike it alot.But seems to be a very inconsistent product (one time dry with massive veining) another almost wet ALA gorgonzola dolce.with little color or flavor very strange."
Richard - December 2010
"The best Blue Cheese we have ever had!!!"
Vicki - April 2010
"I think my family owns this cheese...NO JOKE!"
lalagirl123 - January 2010
"Simply the best blue you can find. Not for the faint of heart."
jerry - December 2009
"Full, balanced, spicy, creamy artisanal with all the flavour of Asturian mountains on it, Cabrales is close to "blue" perfection . For those who find it to strong, I recomend to maridate Cabrales with the refreshing and acid regional cider... and to keep on tasting it, you just have to get used to all this power to really appreciate it. As they say in Asturies "ye un quesu de campanilles" (ie un kesoo the kampanies). One of the best cheeses form Spain. Outstanding."
Pilar - October 2009
"Cabrales is the most powerful(and flavorful)of the blue cheeses and therefore should be eaten with that in mind. This cheese is worth every penny."
Joe - September 2009
CECILIA - June 2009
"Even though we like "Blues", we felt this was a little to strong. Needs more "richness" in the flavor."
Randi - February 2009