UNITED FOR QUALITY
SANTANDER FINE FOOD is an export consortium based on Santander (Spain), made up exclusively of Spanish companies producing gourmet food products. Formally established in July 2015, the consortium is dedicated to the promotion and sale of our products abroad. These products are highly regarded in Spain and the natural next step is to make them known to consumers beyond our frontiers.
We offer hand-crafted, exclusive products of the highest quality. Over the years the companies of the consortium have grown and adapted to changing times, pursuing innovation while preserving a tradition of excellence in the selection of natural ingredients and in traditional production processes.
For our clients, the key objective is to provide excellent service to facilitate the import of our products. We offer our client the following ADVANTAGES:
• Availability of a wide range of exquisite products through the single source.
• Wholesale prices.
• Management through a single order, a single invoice and import documentation.
• Optimisation of transportation and distribution logistics.
• Guarantee that our products meet the food safety standards and requirements of the importing country.
We make tradition taste like never before
Picón Bejes-Tresviso Blue Cheese (D.O.)
Flavourful blue cheese made with raw cow’s milk from our farm.
1 kgs. (2 Units/Box
- 2'5 3 kg. (3 Units/Box).
Also in portions: 1/2, 1/4 or 1/8.
Cheese with a thin soft rind and a creamy texture with a taste that will transport you to the natural paradise of the Picos de Europa.
This cheese has a cylindrical form and 7 to 15 cm in length although diameters that may vary slightly because it is handcrafted. With an intense, penetrating aroma with a slightly piquant and salty taste this is an authentic cheese.
Fat content no less than 45% of dry extract.
Own dairy farm
Our cows graze at the foot of the Picos de Europa mountain range, conserving all the traditional character of Cantabrian dairy farming.
The cheeses remain covered in dry salt during a process which lasts for five days. This gives the cheese the slightly salty taste characteristic of Picón Bejes-Tresviso blue cheese (DO).
Our artisanal cheese is made according to the original recipe of our ancestors.
- Alimentaria Barcelona: 1987- First prize in the first and second international cheese tasting.
- Salón del Gourmet, Madrid: 2006 – First prize for blue cheese.
- Cofradía del Queso de Cantabria: International Competition for blue cheeses – First prize in 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2013 and Second prize in 2012.
- Ministry of the Environment, Rural and Marine Affairs: 2009 – Best Spanish blue cheese.
- Picos de Europa Cheese Exhibition and Competition (Cangas de Onís): First prize in 2014 and 2015.
Our cheese factory is located in the town of Tresviso, in the Liébana region of Cantabria, Spain, within the PICOS DE EUROPA NATIONAL PARK, at an altitude of 900 m. and part of the Biosphere Reserve. It was in this spectacular region of pastures and mountains that the company CASA CAMPO S.C. was founded in 2005. This artisan cheese factory offers a high quality product made with all-natural ingredients and according to traditional methods.
Given the nature of the landscape this area has been geographically isolated and its natural and traditional ways have been preserved, including cheese making with an official denomination of origin (DO) Picón Bejes-Tresviso, protected since 1994. The cheeses from the region are made according to time honoured tradition passed from generation to generation over centuries. This, combined with the high mountain pastures where cows graze for most of the year, give the cheese the wild flavour that recalls the spectacular Picos de Europa mountain range. The result is a strong, piquant blue cheese with lots of personality and a buttery creamy aspect. The essence of the mountains and a treat for the palate.
This cheese is the product of constant care and dedication to the process, starting with the finest raw milk to the final curing. Our Parda-Alpina cows, producing some 7,000 litres annually, spend the season grazing peacefully in the mountains, a natural and tranquil life that is reflected in the quality of the milk. The close proximity of the cheese factory, metres from the farm, also means that the milk is not harmed by long travel.
Our facilities are fully modernised and up-to-date, meeting all health and quality standards but without compromising in the use of traditional production methods or natural ingredients. We are proud of this tradition and in order to meet our high standards of quality the annual production of our cheese is limited.
PICÓN BEJES-TRESVISO BLUE CHEESE (D.O.)
OWN DAIRY FARM