The soft paste of this cheese, thick with few air pockets, is very creamy on the palate. The flavour is clean and smooth. This cheese can be eaten at any time of the day. It is also suitable for cooking, especially for stuffing and thawing because it melts easily with heat.
The word "tetilla" (meaning "nipple") clearly describes the traditional shape of this cheese, that is, a flattened pear-shaped cone with a small nipple on the top, as a woman’s breast. The Tetilla is the most characteristic cheese from Galicia, easily recognized by its shape and smooth, thin, yellow straw-coloured rind.