Tetilla. Galicia, Spain 2lb-Chef Lippe Shop


Tetilla. Galicia, Spain 2lb

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Tetilla is a typical Galician cheese made from the herd of Friesians, Alpine Browns, and Rubia Gallega cows. Since 1992, it has been one of the four kinds of cheese that received DOP recognition. The name Tetilla is Galician for “small breast”, which describes the shape of the cheese – a pear-shaped cone topped by a nipple. This cheese has a pale yellow, thin, natural rind, or sometimes no rind can be seen at all. Its texture is soft, thick, and smooth with scatterings of air pockets. Yellowish ivory in color Tetilla has a creamy mouthfeel with buttery, slightly bitter, and tangy flavors surrounding the palate. The maturing, which takes place between 10 and 30 days, happens in the hot and humid climate of Galicia. Try Tetilla with a dry full-bodied wine, sherry, young whites, manzanilla, and especially the Galician whites - Albariño or Ribeiro. Spanish love their cheese with quince paste, fruit, crackers, baked dishes, and bread. 2lb