We enjoyed this incredible Valençay cheese during The Barcelona Experience, which ended yesterday. It was one of 20 cheese we tasted during this tasting, which itself was one of several cheese tastings.
Wait, you say, isn't that a French cheese?
The answer is: yes. Catalona, which borders France, is one of the best places in Spain to find French cheese. (We also tasted lots of Spanish cheeses, and a few other French and Swiss cheeses.) Valençay is from the Loire Valley.
Valençay is made from raw goat milk, and is covered with grey ash.
It looks like a very strong cheese, but it's surprisingly mild. I think this is my favorite cheese in the world right now.