Inaugurated in 1981 by recognition of the EU, it began certifying cheese makers in the next year.
In 2000 the DOP created Fundación Cabrales, a sub-organism for the management of the ripening caves used in the production of Cabrales cheese. The foundation also operates a model cheese ripening cave open to visitors in the village of Arenas de Cabrales.
Telephone: +34 985 84 53 35
Address: Carretera General, s/n Carreña de Cabrales Asturias 33555
- DOP stands for Denominación de origen protegida and in English is Protected Designation of Origin (PDO). See Asturian Quality Marks for a more complete discussion.