Biting into some Queso Cabrales, or Cabrales cheese is one of the very best ways to get a taste of the northern Spanish region of Asturias. This aromatic blue cheese is protected by Protected Designation of Origin Cabrales status, and is made from whole, raw cows’ milk, or from mixtures of cow, sheep and goat’s milk and ripened for at least two months in natural caves.
Given how symbolic this cheese is of this region, it’s no surprise that for more than forty years the Regulatory Board of D.O.P. Cabrales Cheese has been hosting a Cabrales Cheese Festival in the Asturian village of Arenas de Cabrales.
Set to take place this year on Sunday, August 31st, this will be the 44th edition of this festival, which features cheese competitions and tastings, and other folkloric events.