Queso Manchego
Cheese sometimes accompanies other foods such as ham and other cold cuts.
Cheese sometimes accompanies other foods such as ham and other cold cuts.

A wide variety of cheeses are made throughout the country of Spain.

Some of the Spanish cheeses are internationally renowned, such as the Manchego cheese of La Mancha. Some regions are better known for their cheeses than others; 26 cheeses are classified as Protected Designation of Origin (D.O.P.—Denominación de Origen Protegida) by Spain and the European Union. Many of the cheeses are manufactured from single types of milk (cow, goat or sheep), but a few are mixtures of different milks, and the milk may be raw, pasteurised or creamy. The cheeses are made in a wide variety of styles including fresh, cured, semi-cured and pressed paste, and some are inoculated with mould to make blue varieties. There is a huge variation in the presentation of cheeses, from the hard, dark-skinned, two-kilo Manchego to the soft, small quesitos.

A list of Spanish cheeses follows, grouped by an alphabetical ordering of geographic regions.[1]

Andalucía

Aragon

Asturias

Queso de Cabrales

Balearic Islands

Formatge de Maó

Basque Country

Canary Islands

Cantabria

Castile–La Mancha

Castile and León

Queso zamorano

Catalonia

Mató

Extremadura

Queso Ibores

Galicia

Queso de Tetilla

Murcia

Navarre

Queso Idiazábal

Valencian Community

See also

References

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  2. ^ "Andalucia - Queseros y Quesos de España". www.queseros.com.
  3. ^ Página de QUESOS LOS PEDROCHES - Feria del Queso y el Vino Archived 2011-07-14 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "El queso de Cabra Payoya". grupogastronomicogaditano.com.
  5. ^ "Quesos Quinkana – Elaboración de quesos artesanales de cabra y mezcla. Una de las queserías más premiada de Andalucía". www.quinkana.es.
  6. ^ a b c d "Asturias - Queseros y Quesos de España". www.queseros.com.
  7. ^ a b "Islas Baleares - Queseros y Quesos de España". www.queseros.com.
  8. ^ "País Vasco - Queseros y Quesos de España". www.queseros.com.
  9. ^ a b c "Islas Canarias - Queseros y Quesos de España". www.queseros.com.
  10. ^ a b c "Cantabria - Queseros y Quesos de España". www.queseros.com.
  11. ^ a b "Castilla y León - Queseros y Quesos de España". www.queseros.com.
  12. ^ "Cataluña - Queseros y Quesos de España". www.queseros.com.
  13. ^ a b c "Extremadura - Queseros y Quesos de España". www.queseros.com.
  14. ^ a b c "Galicia - Queseros y Quesos de España". www.queseros.com.
  15. ^ a b "Murcia - Queseros y Quesos de España". www.queseros.com.
  16. ^ a b "Navarra - Queseros y Quesos de España". www.queseros.com.