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Colony cheese

Colony cheese
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  • Country of origin: Brazil

  • Region: Rio Grande do Sul

  • Type: semi-hard, artisan

  • Texture: creamy, open, soft and supple

  • Rind: natural

  • Colour: pale yellow

  • Flavour: creamy, pungent, spicy

  • Aroma: lactic, pungent, spicy

  • Synonyms: queijo de colônia, Queijo colônia, queijo colonial

Colony cheese or queijo de colônia is a Brazilian cheese produced in the highlands of the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul. The cheese has a soft, slightly spicy paste enveloped by a solid yellow crust. The exterior becomes bigger and harder as the cheese ages, making the complex flavour of the produce more pungent and striking. Colony cheese pairs well with red wines as well tastes delicious in pizzas, lasagnas and pastas.