On the banks of the Ulluo River in Galicia, where Arzua Ulloa is made and loved, it is sometimes called queixo do pays, meaning "cheese of the land". The name-protected beauty is crafted from milk from Rubia Gallega, Frisian and Alpine Brown cows that graze on the area’s green pastures. It’s aged for a mere two weeks—the pasteurized cheese is mild yet complex, redolent of freshly churned butter and proofing bread dough. Arzua Ulloa’s natural, straw yellow rind makes way to reveal a satiny ivory paste, smooth and unrelentingly creamy.
Arzua Ulloa is a superstar melter. Make a no-joke grilled cheese, with or without quince paste (we vote with). Or serve with honey and marcona almonds, beside a crisp Albariño.