A singular and secular land, San Simón, which belongs to the district of Villalba, boasts of a very long tradition in the fabrication of “zuecos” (a sort of wooden shoe), cheese and capon breeding. This is a maritime climate, and the region is dotted with green pastures, multiple forts, dolmens and megalithic burial sites, as well as the famous San Roque chapel, in Bodán (Capilla de San Roque).
The production area includes Baralla, Becerreá, Navia de Suarna, As Nogais, Triacastela, Cervantes, Pedrafita and Folgoso do Caurel, all located in eastern Lugo province.
Galicia where mostly cow’s milk cheeses are produced. The region has a difficult orography that makes transporting the product to market difficult. The climate is maritime, quite rainy and there is thick vegetation of all kinds. Undoubtedly, livestock breeding has been very frequent for a long, long time in this region, making it very likely that curd and cheeses were produced even by the most primitive inhabitants of this region. This land offers unbeatable conditions for humidity and great pastures.