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List of Spanish cheeses

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; 23 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, pasteurized 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 mold 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]


  • Andalusia 1
  • Aragon 2
  • Asturias 3
  • Balearic Islands 4
  • Basque Country 5
  • Canary Islands 6
  • Cantabria 7
  • Castile–La Mancha 8
  • Castile and León 9
  • Catalonia 10
  • Extremadura 11
  • Galicia 12
  • Murcia 13
  • Navarre 14
  • Valencian Community 15
  • See also 16
  • References 17
  • External links 18




Balearic Islands

Basque Country

  • Queso Idiazábal (P.D.O.)[7] shared with Navarre and obtained from Lachen sheep

Canary Islands


Castile–La Mancha

Castile and León





  • Queso de Murcia al vino (P.D.O.)[14] a cheese made from the pasteurized milk of Murcian goats
  • Queso de Murcia (P.D.O.)[14] another cheese made from Murcian goat milk but with characteristics which differ from Queso al Vino


Valencian Community

See also


  1. ^ "The best cheeses of Spain"
  2. ^ Andalucia | Queseros y Quesos de España
  3. ^ Página de QUESOS LOS PEDROCHES - Feria del Queso y el Vino
  4. ^ Grupo Gastronmómico Gaditano.- Queso de cabra Payoyo
  5. ^ a b c d Asturias | Queseros y Quesos de España
  6. ^ a b Islas Baleares | Queseros y Quesos de España
  7. ^ País Vasco | Queseros y Quesos de España
  8. ^ a b c Islas Canarias | Queseros y Quesos de España
  9. ^ a b c Cantabria | Queseros y Quesos de España
  10. ^ a b Castilla Y León | Queseros y Quesos de España
  11. ^ Cataluña | Queseros y Quesos de España
  12. ^ a b c Extremadura | Queseros y Quesos de España
  13. ^ a b c Galicia | Queseros y Quesos de España
  14. ^ a b Murcia | Queseros y Quesos de España
  15. ^ a b Navarra | Queseros y Quesos de España

External links

  • Cheeses of Spain with Designation of Origin -
  • Spanish cheese in the world
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