Wine and Cheese in Galicia

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The region of Galicia, in northwestern Spain, is known for its gastronomic diversity and its high quality and above all authentic products.

The wine and cheese of Galicia are a perfect fusion for good taste’ lovers.

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Galician wine and cheese

Among the Galician wine, the best known are the Albariño, the Ribeiro and the Mencía that reflect the personality of the terrain and the local climate.

Especially that they combine perfectly with Galician cheese such as Tetilla, San Simón da Costa and Arzúa-Ulloa and with other typical regional dishes, from red meat to seafood.

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The Albariño has gained worldwide popularity thanks to its exceptional and fresh flavor.

This white grape variety grows in the Rías Baixas region, and is characterized by its balanced acidity and floral and fruit aromas.

The Albariño thanks to its fresh and fruity flavor is perfect to combine with the flavors of the sea, especially with seafood.

In addition, its aging ability allows it to grow even more over time, making it a long-term investment for wine lovers.

The Ribeiro wine, considered one of the Galician treasures, is made with native grapes such as Treixadura, Albariño and Loureira.

This wine is white and with its fresh and fruity flavor and its acid touch is very versatile on the table, in fact it is paired perfectly with seafood dishes, as well as with salads and white meats.

The Ribeiro is produced in the area of the same name (the Ribeira) and is famous for its high quality wine that reflect the character of the land and the local climate.

This wine is an excellent choice for those who want to taste a unique and authentic Galician wine.

Mencía wine is one of the most famous red wine in Galicia. Produced with red grapes, it stands out for being balanced and elegant, with a sweet and fruity flavor and a fresh acidity that facilitates the drink.

Most of the Mencia vineyards are located in the region of León, but it is also produced in the Ribeira Sacra, in Galicia.

Mencia is well paired with stews, red meat dishes, and ripe cheeses.

This wine is a remarkable option for people who want to try something different from traditional red wineand discover the richness of Galician viticulture.



Galician cheese stand out for their unique quality and flavor, which are due to the tradition and the care that is dedicated to their preparation.

Tetilla cheese is one of the most representative cheese in the gastronomy of Galicia and is one of the cheese with protected designation of origin.

It is produced with creamy cow’s milk and its texture is soft and elastic. It is produced in the Rías Baixas and its name comes from the characteristic inverted cone shape.

It is perfect for eating alone or in salads.

San Simón da Costa cheese is a smoked cheese made with pasteurized cow’s milk.

It is produced near Santiago de Compostela and stands out for having a distinctive smoky flavor and a creamy and firm texture.

It has a curious pyramid or cannonball shape, a thick and darkened bark due to smoking with birch wood and a tight and dense paste.

It is a cheese that is adopted to many dishes such as pizzas, burgers and tortillas, but you can also eat alone.

Arzúa-Ulloa cheese is a delicate and creamy cheese. It can be whole, raw or pasteurized natural cow’s milk.

It is produced in northern Galicia and resembles in taste and texture the Tetilla cheese, but with a softer flavor and a delicate aroma.

It fits in many different dishes, from salads to main dishes.

These three cheese are only a small part of the great variety of the artisanal cheese that can be found in Galicia, although the most Galician cheese are produced with cow’s milk, there are also cheese produced with other types of milk.

In addition to their unique flavors, the Galician cheese are rich in nutrients and are also beneficial for health.

They are an important source of protein, B vitamins and calcium, and regular cheese consumption has been shown to be important for cardiovascular and bone health.


In conclusion, Galician wine and cheese are a sample of the richness, diversity and authenticity of Galician gastronomy.

If you want to enjoy an unforgettable dining experience, do not miss the opportunity to try them in our wine and cheese tasting, where you can find the tyical ones.