List of Spanish cheeses

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; 26 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, pasteurised 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 mould 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]


  • Queso de las Alpujarras (P.D.O.)[2]
  • Queso de los Pedroches[3] from raw sheep milk, mostly merino of Sierra de Cazorla, goat milk, cow milk and mixtures of all three
  • Queso de Cabra Payoya[4] of Grazalema, in the Sierra de Cádiz
  • Quesitos de Zuheros, Córdoba
  • Queso de Fuente Palmera[5] Mainly goat milk with Quinkana brand and mixture milk (cow and goat) with brand "La Abuela Valle", near Cordoba, Sierra Morena and Guadalquivir Valley


  • Queso de Tronchón, which was cited by Cervantes in Don Quixote, and made with sheep milk or mixed with goat milk
  • Queso Echo y Ansó
  • Queso de Biescas
  • Queso Patamulo
  • Queso de Radiquero
  • Queso de Benabarre
  • Queso Pañoleta
  • Queso de Sahún
  • Queso de El Burgo
  • Queso Chistabín


Balearic Islands

Basque Country

Canary Islands


Castile–La Mancha

Castile and León





  • Queso Idiazábal (P.D.O.)[16]
  • Queso Roncal (P.D.O.)[16]
  • Queso Urbasa, Menhaden sheep milk
  • Queso Ribaforada, goat milk
  • Queso Cabanillas, goat milk
  • Queso Lesaca, cow milk or a mixture with goat milk

Valencian Community

  • Queso blanquet
  • Queso de la Nucia
  • Queso de cazoleta
  • Queso de servilleta
  • Queso Tronchón

See also


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