Lugo, Galicia, Spain
In Lugo, Galicia, they make a very special cheese called San Simon. This teardrop-shaped cheese is named after San Simon de la Cuesta in the northwest of Spain. Aged for about 3 months, the cheese is delicious and woody in taste and creamy buttery in texture. The rind color varies from orange to reddish-brown and it is golden from the inside with tiny eyes. While preparing San Simon, it is lightly pressed and then smoked with birch wood for up to 90 minutes. It is slightly acidic in nature.