This is a mild-flavored Galician cheese, slightly sharp, not very oily, with little salt and smoky aromas of birch.
It is made from fresh, whole and natural milk from the Blonde Galician, Brown Alpine and Friesian cow. Its rind is smooth and looks quite waxy, shiny and grayish-brown. The color of the inside depends on its maturity. It varies from white in less cured varieties to yellowish in those which are more cured. Its shape resembles that of a pear, with a small nipple to be found at the vertex.