valdeon (1/2 lb)
From the northern mountains of Spain, this vivacious mixed milk (cow & sheep) pasteurized blue cheese used to be aged in sycamore leaves. Sadly the FDA deemed the leaves unsafe, so our version comes in a leaf-printed foil. Nonetheless, the flavor is spirited & tangy. It's exquisite with pears & honey.
WINE: Rioja, Maidera, Oloroso Sherry, Sauternes