Visit a cheese factory
There is nothing like living experiences first hand. Visiting an Asturian cheese factory guarantees a dream-like visit, learning how types of cheese, in many cases ancestral, are made. It could be a good opportunity to assess the importance of a maturing cave in the case of Cabrales or Gamonéu, or to learn what the kneading machine is, so crucial for the production of Casín.
There are five of them and they embody a good proportion of the main role of Asturian cheese. We have four Designations of Origin, Cabrales, Gamonéu, Casín and Afuega'l pitu, and a Protected Geographical Indication, Beyos. All of these have their own back label that certifies that they are made under the guidelines of each Regulating Council. Among the five, they total 60 cheese factories, over half of those that exist in Asturias.