|Other names||Orda, Zsendice|
|Country of origin||Romania, Macedonia, Moldova, Transnistria, Bulgaria, Serbia, Kosovo, Hungary, Ukraine|
|Source of milk||Cow Sheep Goat|
Urdă (Romanian pronunciation: [ˈurdə], Macedonian: урда, urda, Moldovan: урдэ, Bulgarian: урда, извара, Serbian: вурда, vurda, Ukrainian: вурда, Hungarian: orda, zsendice) is a sort of whey cheese variously claimed to be originally from Romania, but now commonly produced in the Balkans, namely in Serbia, Macedonia and Hungary.
The Romanian term 'urdă' has been borrowed into Bulgarian, Hungarian, Serbian, Slovak, Rusyn, Polish, Czech, and Russian languages.
Urda is made from whey of sheep, goat or cow milk. 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.
Urdă is similar to Ricotta in the way it is produced.
- "Definition of urdă" (in Romanian). DEX on line.
- Alan Davidson. The Oxford Companion to Food. Oxford: Oxford University Press. p. 684.
- Tehnologija hrane (Serbian)
- About the Macedonian gastronomy (Macedonian)
- Urda - super food for the health and beauty (Macedonian)
- Zsendice vagy orda (Hungarian)
- Dicționarul Etimologic Român, 1958-1966, sub voce