Cantabria, due to its orographic and climatic characteristics, has always been a region strongly tied to livestock breeding. The topography is defined by the hillsides of the Cantabrian mountain range. The climate is typically oceanic. An important base of its economy is livestock breeding. The paintings at Altamira support this assertion through their prehistoric paintings. This is also confirmed by the Roman historian Estrabon, who defined Cantabria as “a community of shepherds who use butter as a food source.”
Town of Castro-Cillórigo
The mountainous interior of Cantabria is shaped by deep valleys and energetic rivers that cut through the calcareous topography of those mountains. In this region, besides breathing fresh, clean air, one can taste wonderful delicacies, such as the different snail stews and, of course, the cheese. It is produced in the towns of Bejes and Tresviso, which belong to the district of Castro-Cillórigo, in Cantabria.