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Amarelo de Beira Baixa

Amarelo de Beira Baixa
  • Made from goat's and sheep's milk

  • Country of origin: Portugal

  • Region: Beira Baixa Province

  • Type: semi firm, artisan

  • Fat content: 45-60%

  • Texture: firm

  • Colour: yellow

  • Flavour: bitter, buttery, earthy, grassy, spicy, tangy

  • Aroma: aromatic, buttery

  • Vegetarian: no

  • Synonyms: Yellow cheese from the lower Beira

Amarelo comes from the Beira Baixa region of Portugal. It is made from unpasteurised, raw sheep and goat milk. It has a distinctive aroma, sharp but pleasant taste, and buttery tangy flavour. Its flavour is rustic and strong like Portugal’s sea salt. Its texture goes from medium-soft and slightly gooey to semi-hard. It tastes great with Pinor Noir or red wines.