Blue Cheeses

Blue Cheeses

Blue cheeses from Central Lechera Asturiana.

Central Lechera Asturiana Cabrales Cheese is the Asturias blue cheese par excellence, it has a Protected Designation of Origin, having been matured in caves in the mountains for between two and four months. A cheese with an intense and authentic flavour like the land in which it is born: The heart of the Picos de Europa.

Cabrales cheese has been protected by the Protected Designation of Origin since 1981. It is obtained from herds of cows

What formats of Cabrales Cheese are available at Central Lechera Asturiana?

The best kept secret of Central Lechera Asturiana’s Cabrales Cheese with DO is to achieve the optimal ripening point of the cheese, which gives it a special flavour and unparalleled creaminess, differentiating it from all Cabrales cheeses of other brands.

Characteristics of Cabrales cheese

  • This cheese comes from Asturias, Spain.
  • It is matured in the natural caves of the Picos de Europa mountains, at a temperature between 8ºC and 12ºC and 90% humidity.
  • It is made with the milk from two milkings, the one in the morning and the one at night.
  • This type of cheese softens with maturing.
  • It has a strong smell and taste.

Properties of Asturias blue cheese or Cabrales

Cabrales cheese is a great source of protein, it helps with muscle development and helps them to recover after exercising.

However, the fat content in this type of cheese is high, so it is recommended to consume it in moderation and within a varied and balanced diet.

This cheese uses mould to ripen the cheese, so they have antibiotic properties that help protect the body against infection.

It is high in sodium, so this cheese is not recommended for people with hypertension problems.

Prevents bone diseases, such as osteoporosis.


  • Vitamin A 1464 UI
  • Vitamin C: 0 mg
  • Calcium: 298 mg
  • Iron: 1.6 mg
  • Vitamins: D22 UI
  • Vitamin B6 0.1 mg
  • Vitamin B12 0.2 µg
  • Magnesium: 29 mg