There are more than 50 varieties of cheese in Asturias, 4 of them with a Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) in Europe (Cabrales, Afuega’l Pitu, Gamonéu and Casín), and another one is in process of obtaining this European distinction: Los Beyos. I’m a cheese lover and Gamonéu is among my favourites.
Gamonéu or Gamonedo (PDO) is a ripe, high-fat cheese, with a natural rind, made from cow’s milk, sheep’s milk and goat’s milk or from mixtures of two of these three types of milk. The cheese is lightly smoked and has a light bloom of greenish-blue penicillium close to the edges. The production area is in Asturias, in northern Spain, in the districts of Cangas de Onís and Onís. (Source: Cheese from Spain).
There are two varieties of this cheese depending on the location where it’s made and seasonal production. On the one hand, Gamonéu del Puerto is made from June to September in the caves of Los Picos de Europa and Cangas de Onis, on the other hand, Gamonéu del Valle is made in small dairies in the lower areas of both these councils all year long.
The attached picture has been taken from Wikipedia Commons.