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Serra da Estrela

Serra da Estrela
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  • Made from unpasteurized sheep's milk

  • Country of origin: Portugal

  • Region: Serra da Estrela

  • Type: firm

  • Texture: spreadable

  • Colour: ivory

  • Aroma: pungent

  • Vegetarian: no

  • Synonyms: Serra da Estrela DOP

Serra da Estrela (Queijo Serra da Estrela) is the king of Portuguese cheese and has been made for centuries by shepherds in the mountains of Serra da Estrela. It is a  raw sheep’s milk cheese prepared using Bordalaira ewe’s milk. While making this hand-made cheese curds are broken up by hand. Serra da Estrela is soft, spreadable cheese with rich, intense flavour.

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