The cheeses from Lanzarote has been internationally distinguished in contests as the World Cheese Awards. Cheeses from Lanzarote have been an important part of the island culture and tradition. Cheese elaboration has been a practice that the cattle breeders have used to preserve the milk excess. The existing goat in Lanzarote is the goat from Fuerteventura, due to its milk production and its perfect adaptation to the dry environment. The small artisan cheese factories from Lanzarote are grouped in the Lanzarote Artisan Cheese Association (AQUAL), defending a quality brand, with a unique guarantee, image and brand.