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Rabacal

Rabacal
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  • Made from goat's and sheep's milk

  • Country of origin: Portugal

  • Region: Rabaçal

  • Type: soft, semi-hard, hard, artisan

  • Fat content: 50-60%

  • Texture: open

  • Rind: natural

  • Colour: white

  • Flavour: smooth

  • Vegetarian: no

Rabacal DOP is a Portuguese ewe's-goat's milk cheese first made in Rabaçal town within Coimbra council, Portugal. Today it is made in the province of Beira Litoral, 200 km north of Lisbon. It is a matured cheese with dull white soft, semi-hard or hard paste, a few small and irregular holes or even none. It is aged for a minimum period of 20 days to develop a smooth clear flavour, which is characteristic of the regional flora. It has a very high content, about 50-60%.