Cheeses

Cheese is one of the most emblematic products of Spain. The more than 100 cheeses of all kinds that exist in Spain today are part of the historic legacy left by the many peoples and cultures that have inhabited their territories. Its enormous variety is due also to the geographic and climatic diversity of Spain that conditions from the species of origin of the milk to the methods of elaboration.

CHEESE AND CLASSIFICATION

Made with cow’s milk, sheep, goat or mix. Cheese made from hard or soft pasta. Fresh and cured cheeses. A great variety that does not surprise in Spain given the ancestral presence here of cows, sheep and goats, the terrain and the diverse microclimate and the techniques used in its elaboration, influenced by the cultural entrance of the different towns that inhabited and inhabit the Peninsula.

CHEESE
PRODUCTION AND CONSUME The Spanish cheese market is around 365,020 tonnes per year and appears to be registering modest growth[…]
Classification of cheeses by type of milk
In Spain there are basically three types of milk that give rise to the respective types of cheese: COW’S MILK[…]
Classification of cheeses by type of pasta. Soft cheese and its P.D.O.s
Spain has a good catalog of soft cheeses, some made from raw milk and others from pasteurized milk. In general,[…]
Classification of cheeses by type of pasta. Hard cheese and its P.D.O.s
After the UK, the sheep herd of Spain is the largest in the EU. The sheep races of Spain are[…]
Classification of cheeses by type of pasta. Blue cheese and its P.D.O.s
These cheeses are defined more by the way they are made than by the milk used. There are cheeses of[…]
Classification of cheeses by the processing process
FRESH CHEESE It is the cheese that does not undergo a curing process, which is why it is the softest.[…]

The shape of the cheeses also varies and can be round or rectangular, of different sizes, and with different colored shells – often engraved – sometimes also smoked, rubbed with oil or used ingredients in their elaboration, such as wine, spices , ashes or algae.

CHEESES FROM SPAIN

Galician cheeses and their pairings
En Galicia se elaboran principalmente quesos de leche de vaca. Algunos se acogen a alguna de las siguientes denominaciones de[…]
Galician cheeses and their pairings
In Galicia cow cheeses are mainly made. Some are welcome to one of the following designations of origin: Cebreiro, Arzúa[…]


QUALITY BADGES

KNOW HERE ALL THE DISTINCTIVE QUALITY OF SPANISH CHEESES AT EUROPEAN AND REGIONAL LEVELS



MANUFACTURERS

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