Urdă is a sort of whey cheese common in the Balkans, variously claimed to be Romanian, Serbian, Macedonian and Hungarian.

Nutrition & Summary
Amount Per Serving Size of 100g

Calories 136 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat ~g
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 99mg 4%
Potassium 125mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fibre 0g 0%
Sugars 6g
Protein g 0%

Vitamin A  8% Folate  3%
Vitamin C  0% Vitamin D  1%
Calcium  27% Iron  2%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Milk Source :  Cow, Goat, Sheep
Origin :  Bulgaria, Hungary, Macedonia, Romania, Serbia and Ukraine
Region : 
Type :  Soft, Artisan
Family : 
Rind :  Natural
Pasteurised :  No
Fat Content : 
Texture :  Crumbly, Grainy, and Smooth
Colour :  White
Flavour :  Milky, Sweet
Aroma :  Fresh
Aging Time : 
Vegetarian : 

It is made from whey of sheep, goat or cow. Urdă is produced by heating the whey resulting from the draining of any type of cheese. It is often made into molds to the shape of a half sphere. The paste is finely grained, silky and palatable. It contains 18 grams of protein per 100 grams.

Some Romanian sources claim urda to be a traditional Romanian dairy product. In Romania, it is used especially in the preparation of several desserts as clătită and Placinta cu Brânza. Urda is also traditionally prepared in Serbia, notably in the southern region of Pirot, Macedonia and Hungary.

Urdă is similar to Ricotta in the way it is produced.


Urda cheese


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