Queso de Azeitao Arbiqueijo


Country: Portugal
City: 2950-055 Quita do Anjo
Address: Rua Venancio da Costa Lima. Casal dos Cantos.
(+351) 212881180
Price: Retail price for 1 piece: 7,00 €

Azeitao cheese, with or without a Denomination of Origin, is produced by people who continue to bring out the finest this cheese has to offer instead of merely hiding behind their product; it is our favorite in all of Portugal. It is, in fact, a version of a common cheese produced on both sides of the border of Spain and Portugal: Torta del Casar, Torta de la Serena, Torta da Serra are a few of the names given to this variety of cheese. All of them are characterized by their incredible creaminess and substantial flavor, made with ewe’s milk and curdled with cardoon flowers. The type in question here is offered in small quantities that facilitate consumption without affecting the characteristics or quality, though the 250 gram piece is preferable.
Intense flavor of ewe milk, very concentrated, fatty, filling the palate with nobility and natural purity, with a light acidity and a minimum amount of bitterness that gives it character. Substantial but very balanced. When fully ripened the consistency is fluid – liquid delicacy hidden within its distinguished density.