Tetilla D.O. is an unusual Spanish gourmet cheese. D.O means that its production is controlled by the Spanish Government, a status reserved for only select Quesos Tradicionales. The remarkable thing about this Spanish gourmet cheese is its shape; it looks like a child's spinning top or a woman's breast if you like.
This wide conical cheese from Galicia is made from the milk of cows grazed on the lush pastures behind the coastal mountain range. The cheese is made from pasteurized cow's milk and has a yellow rind with a slightly greenish cast. The pale yellow paste is elastic and easy to slice, it has some irregular holes.
The cheese smells of milky meadows, of a very young cheese and it has an attractively creamy melt in the mouth. The flavor is similar to a Fontina Fontal, however more flavorful. As far as looks, this cheese make a very nice center piece on a cheese platter.