Castilla y León

Continental climate and diversified vegetation. It is the largest producer of sheep’s milk in Spain and the second largest producer of cow’s milk, so there is a significant number of cheese-making industries. There are reliable news about the antiquity in cheese making.

In Castilla, transhumance was very important in the development of the cheese industry.

Cheeses are, in general, hard, made from sheep’s milk, long-maturing, with a highly developed aroma,strong and buttery flavor.