Peñamellera is an artisanal cheese traditionally manufactured in eastern Asturias, made from a blend of pasteurized cow, sheep and goat milk. Depending on the availability of milk, the blend and proportion of the different milks change.
It is aged for a minimum of 15 days. Its pale yellow paste is supple and dense, with a few small, irregular holes. The texture is buttery and creamy on the palate. The taste is rather strong, slightly acidic and slightly bitter, quite unsalted.
Peñamellera pairs well with local cider and white wines.