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Arzua-Ulloa is a fresh cow's milk cheese from the Galicia region of Spain. It is similar to Tetilla, but has a different shape. (The cheese is in the typical wheel-shape common to many cheeses.) It is sometimes called Queso de Ulloa.

The cheese is described as lightly sweet, creamy, and with a hint of bitterness. The cheese can be made with pasteurized or unpasteurized cow's milk. The name Arzua-Ulloa is protected in Europe, and is only made in the provinces of La Coruña, Lugo, and Pontevedra.

There are three types of Arzua-Ulloa:

Arzua-Ulloa is the normal variety, made in creameries or factories.

Queso Arzua-Ulloa de Granja is the farm-made variety. To be labeled as such the producer must use milk from cows at the same facility the cheese is made.

Queso Arzua-Ulloa Curado is cheese that has been aged at least 6 months.

Where to buy

We haven't found any online sources that sell Ulloa cheese, but a few of our readers have found it locally in the United States. (See comments below.)

If you know of any place that sells Arzua-Ulloa cheese, please let us know. (Or leave a comment in the comments section below.)


Joy de Laveaga 2011-07-15 20:31:06

I found ulloa cheese at Central Market in Austin TX. Last month the store had a promotion called "ESPANA!" which featured the food of Spain. The market brought over Spanish chefs, winemakers, and I attended a class on Spanish wine and cheese parings....we ate the ulloa with cava and marcona almonds. I am hooked.

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Tom Caufield 2012-08-09 10:26:36

Just got in two cases of Ulloa here at New Pi Co-op in Coralville, Iowa. Never had it before, pretty cool stuff.

Editor's note:Thank to Tom who was nice enough to take a picture of Ulloa cheese for us. The photo near the top of the page was taken by him.

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Mariana Belfer 2017-05-23 14:06:52

Arzua Ulloa is available in New York City, right at the Grand Central Market, from a shop called: Murray's.

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