Enjoy all of Central Lechera Asturiana’s cheese varieties made with 100% natural ingredients and with no artificial E-s.
The best milk from Central Lechera Asturiana made into cheese. Could there be anything more delicious?
What is cheese?
Cheese is a dairy food in solid form that is obtained from maturing milk curds once the whey has been removed. It is characterised by its yellowish colour and intense flavour and it is versatile in different recipes, both sweet and savoury.
There are numerous types of cheese depending on the origin of the milk used and its maturing process.
What is the origin of cheese?
The origin of the cheese cannot be dated exactly. It stems from adding an acidic fruit to freshly milked milk and seeing how the whey separates from the milk and forms a soft paste that tastes good. This is the origin of curd.
Over time, it was discovered that if the curd was left to mature, it hardened, making hard cheese.
The cheese-making technique spread throughout Europe until Roman times, when it became a sophisticated production.
What nutritional properties does cheese have?
Cheese is a food rich in vitamins A and D, essential for our body to absorb calcium and keep our bones and teeth strong.
It is a food with a high protein value and is a rich source of calcium and many vitamins. Among all dairy products, cheese is the one that provides the most protein to the body.
¡Cheese is necessary for a healthy and balanced diet!
What types of Asturias cheeses does Central Lechera Asturiana have?
Central Lechera Asturiana works with a wide range of cheeses from Asturias, do you want to know which ones? Find your favourite Asturias cheese:
1. CABRALES D.O. CHEESE
Try the Asturias blue cheese par excellence; the Cabrales cheese. A dairy product with Protected Designation of Origin that has an intense and authentic flavour.
Made with Central Lechera Asturiana’s best milk, Cabrales cheese is matured in the El Molín natural cave in the Picos de Europa mountains using an entirely handmade processes.
Enjoy the authentic Cabrales cheese in different formats:
- Cabrales cheese whole piece
- Cabrales cheese ½ piece
- Cabrales cheese ¼ piece
- o Cabrales cheese in a 100 g wedge
Allow yourself to be carried away by the flavour and quality of an Asturias blue cheese that has been recognised on several occasions with the World Cheese Award in the blue category.
2. CHEESE BLOCKS
Central Lechera Asturiana’s has been making cheese in blocks since the early 1970’s and it has become one of the dairy firm’s most classic and iconic products.
Central Lechera Asturiana’s 3 kg block cheese is available in different varieties:
Whatever option you choose, you can enjoy the flavour of a rich and creamy cheese that is perfect for the whole family.
3. SLICED CHEESE
In your supermarket you can also find Central Lechera Asturiana’s sliced cheese for sandwiches already cut up for you in sliced format so that you can serve it more easily.
Also, thanks to the new format with a reusable closure, Central Lechera Asturiana’s sliced cheeses are much more practical and convenient and help to conserve the product better so you can enjoy it in perfect condition whenever you want.
Try Central Lechera Asturiana’s sliced cheese in any of its four varieties: classic sliced cheese, light, (with 40% less fat), smoked in the purest traditional style with birchwood and now also lactose-free.
4. FRESH CHEESE
Flor de Burgos from Central Lechera Asturiana makes the best fresh cheese in 24 hours. The objective is to offer a healthy diet with a range of products of the highest quality, respecting their naturalness, freshness and always guaranteeing the best flavour.
5. CHEESES WITH PDO
Maestro Quesero at Central Lechera Asturiana selects the best Asturias cheeses made with 100% natural milk and with Protected Designation of Origin or Protected Geographical Indication.
A delicious range of Asturias cheeses that you can buy online and that will transport you to the most beautiful corners of Asturias lands, from the caves of the Picos de Europa, where the Cabrales blue cheese matures, to the coast of Llanes, the origin of the soft Vidiago cheese.
What are the benefits of Asturias cheeses?
Would you like to know what the benefits of eating cheese are? Central Lechera Asturiana explains them below.
1. A SOURCE OF CALCIUM
Cheese is a good source of calcium, essential for healthy bones and teeth.
Calcium is one of the most abundant minerals in the body, its main function is the formation of bones and teeth. The foods that provide the most calcium are dairy products such as cheese.
The recommended amount of calcium in adults is 1000 mg per day, approximately two servings of dairy.
2. HIGH IN PROTEIN
Rich in proteins, so it helps to form and recover body mass. Protein also favours calcium absorption.
Cheese has become an ideal food for athletes and people who want to gain muscle mass in a healthy way.
3. WITH AMINO ACIDS
Rich in amino acids for our body to function correctly.
4. PREVENTS TOOTH DECAY
Eating cheese helps to prevent and reduce cavities, thanks to its cariostatic properties that strengthen the enamel of our teeth.
5. IT MAKES YOU HAPPIER
Thanks to the amino acid Tyrosine that makes human beings happier.
6. HIGH SODIUM CONTENT
Sodium helps muscles respond to nerve impulses, it also helps to maintain balance and prevent our body from retaining water.
7. ESSENTIAL IN PREGNANCY
It contains folic acid, a group of vitamins that are very important for making it a food to consider during pregnancy. It helps to prevent neural defects in the foetus.
It also contains Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids, essential for children’s development and growth.
Eating cheese also favours breast milk production in pregnant women.
8. PREVENTS CANCER
Cheese is a great source of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), related to the prevention of certain types of cancer such as colon cancer.
Where to buy Asturias cheeses from Central Lechera Asturiana
If what you want is to buy delicious cheeses from Central Lechera Asturiana, it’s very easy, go to your nearest supermarket. Our variety of Asturias cheeses is available on the main supermarket shelves.