PorugueseFood.co.uk stocks a wide variety of the some of the best traditional portuguese cheeses.
Portugal is a land of extensive green pastures perfect for cattle-rearing; as the Portuguese saying goes, ‘in the land of cattle, cheese is king”. The most popular cheese from portugal, is the "Serra da Estrela", which is a sheep cheese, made in the Serra da Estrela region, home to the highest peak on the Portugal Mainland.
This portugal cheese has a smooth consistency and delicate flavour and is very much comparable to the best Bries. In a country of mountains and fine pasture lands, ideal for the raw material to produce milk for cheese making it is an important industry for employment.
Portugal currently produces upwards of 13 PDO, “Protected Designation of Origin” status cheese made from goat’s, cow and sheep milk. The trade secrets have been passed from generation to generation and still to this day, cheeses are made by hand. This give a variety of different cheeses from regions to regions offering a texture, flavour and shapes unique to our Nation.
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