The smoked flavor of this Cantabrian cheese, when not too strong, is quite pleasant. The rind is not necessarily well defined and it is grayish brown. The interior of the cheese is compact, with small horizontal strias, due to the way the molds are filled in layers. The milk used in its production can be from the cow, sheep or goat. The paste compact and bright white, which contrasts with the brownish color of the rind. It is round, about 15 centimeters in diameter, 10 cm tall and weighs between 400 and 900 grams (about 14 to 32 ounces). It has square or diamond shaped patterns on the rind.