WINES AND CHEESES FROM GALICIA

WINES AND CHEESES FROM GALICIA

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THE WINES AND CHEESES FROM GALICIA

The region of Galicia, in northwestern Spain, is known for its gastronomic diversity and its high quality and above all authentic products. The wines and cheeses of Galicia are a perfect fusion for lovers of good taste. Among the best-known Galician wines are Albariño, Ribeiro and Mencía, which reflect the personality of the local terroir and climate and, above all, are a perfect match for Galician cheeses such as Tetilla, San Simón da Costa and Arzúa-Ulloa and other typical regional dishes, from red meats to seafood.

The Albariño has gained worldwide popularity thanks to its exceptional and fresh flavor. This white grape variety is grown in the region of the Rías Baixas . It is characterised by its balanced acidity and its floral and fruity aromas. Albariño, thanks to its fresh and fruity taste, is perfect to combine with the flavours 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.

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Ribeiro wine

Ribeiro wine, considered one of Galicia’s treasures, is made from native grapes such as Treixadura, Albariño and Loureira; this white wine, with its fresh, fruity flavour and acidic touch, it is very versatile at the table, in fact it goes perfectly with seafood and fish dishes, as well as salads and white meats. Ribeiro is produced in the area of the same name (the Ribeira) and is famous for its high quality wines that reflect the character of the land and the local climate. Este vino es una excelente elección para quienes deseen degustar un vino gallego único y auténtico.

Mencía wine

Mencía wine is one of the most famous red wine in Galicia. Produced from red grapes, it stands out for being balanced and elegant, with a sweet, fruity taste and a fresh acidity that makes it easy to drink. Most of the Mencía vines are located in the León region, but it is also produced in the Ribeira Sacra, en Galicia. El Mencía It pairs well with stews, red meat dishes and mature cheeses. This wine is a remarkable option for people who want to try something different from the traditional vinostintostraditional wines and discover the richness of Galician viticulture.

If you are a wine lover and want to discover new flavours and aromas, you can’t miss the typical Galician wines.

The tetilla Cheese from Galicia

Tetilla cheese

Tetilla cheese is one of the most representative cheeses of Galician gastronomy and is one of the cheeses with a 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 its characteristic inverted cone shape. It is perfect for eating alone or in salads.

San Simón da Costa cheese

San Simón da Costa cheese is a smoked cheese produced with pasteurised 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, darkened rind due to smoking with birch wood and a tight, dense paste.. is a cheese that is adopted to many dishes such as pizzas, hamburgers and omelettes, but can also be eaten on its own.

Arzúa-Ulloa cheese

Arzúa-Ulloa cheese is a delicate and creamy cheese. It can be made from natural whole, raw or pasteurised cow’s milk. It is produced in the north of Galicia and is similar in taste and texture to Tetilla cheese, but with a milder flavour and 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. 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.

In addition to its unique flavours, Galician cheeses are rich in nutrients and are also beneficial to health. They are an important source of protein, B vitamins and calcium, and regular consumption of cheese has been shown to be important for cardiovascular and bone health.