Awarded best Portuguese cheese 2019 at the Portuguese Island cheese contest
About Queijo Ilha Saõ Miguel - 9 months cure - 100% Cow - Portuguese Cheese
Produced on the beautiful island of São Miguel, Queijo Ilha São Miguel is a versatile cheese with a strong and clean aroma and flavor, obtained from pasteurized cow's milk.
This cheese is large, starting at seven kilos, sold in slices, its taste reaches fullness when cut at the moment and at room temperature, its flavor is accentuated with aging.
In the nine islands of the Azores, the varieties and qualities of cheeses multiply. It is certainly the region of Portugal that concentrates the greatest diversity of cheeses on each island, offering a range of unique tastes.
Tasting Queijo Ilha Saõ Miguel - 9 months cure - 100% Cow - Portuguese Cheese
This cheese from São Miguel has a semi-hard paste and is made from raw cow's milk. With a slightly spicy aftertaste, it recalls certain varieties of the best Italian Parmesan.
Its long maturation period (minimum 9 months), gives it a unique taste and a guarantee of superior quality.
Pairing Queijo Ilha Saõ Miguel - 9 months cure - 100% Cow - Portuguese Cheese
Being soft this Queijo Ilha Saõ Miguel cheese is ideal for salads, gratin, rice, eggs and vegetables or in the most usual way on a cheese board, toast or rustic bread… creativity is the limit!
Pair this Queijo Ilha Saõ Miguel cheese a good liqueur wine from Pico, Porto, Moscatel.
More info Queijo Ilha Saõ Miguel - 9 months cure - 100% Cow - Portuguese Cheese
It is since the discovery of the Azores islands, the beginning of the settlement and the introduction of cattle, in the middle of the century. XV, that the inhabitants use cheese making as a food reserve, given the excellent climate and soil conditions that provide fertile pastures.
In the Azores distinguished for the third consecutive time as “Number 1 Quality Coast Destination”, the dairy cow breed "reigns" - unlike mainland portugal sheep and goats are queens.
It is on the "green" island of São Miguel, the largest and most populous island in the Azores that the cheese of S. Miguel, with a slightly spicy natural flavor, recalls certain varieties of the best Italian Parmesan.