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  • Made from unpasteurized cow's, goat's and sheep's milk

  • Country of origin: Spain

  • Region: Asturias

  • Type: hard, artisan

  • Texture: crumbly, firm and open

  • Colour: pale yellow

  • Flavour: buttery, nutty, smokey , spicy

  • Aroma: smokey

  • Vegetarian: no

  • Synonyms: Gamonedo, Queso Gamonedo, Queso de Gamonéu

Gamoneu or Gamonedo or Queso de Gamonéu (DOP) is a Spanish cheese produced from a blend of cow's, sheep's and goat's milk. Originating in the high altitude areas of Asturias, there are two varieties of cheese depending on the season and location where it is made. Gamoneu, made from June to September in the cabins of Los Picos de Europa and Cangas de Onis, is called Gamonéu del Puerto.  Gamoneu del Valle is made throughout the year in small dairies in the lower areas of Los Picos de Europa and Cangas de Onis.

Gamonéu is a fatty cheese with a yellowish-whitish pate and greenish-bluish Penicillium outcrops on the edges. Its hard, natural rind has a distinctive sienna colour acquired during the smoking process. Gamonéu is semi-hard, smoked and friable cheese with small, irregular eyes scattered throughout the pate. The taste is slightly spicy and smokey with a buttery, nutty persistent aftertaste. Its aroma is clean with soft hints of smoke that intensify with maturation.

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