Raw sheep milk cheese. It is the Portuguese version of our Torta del Casar and our Torta de la Serena and probably the best known cheese in Portugal. It is produced by hand and matures a minimum of 60 days. Its consumption is carried out in the same way as Spanish Tortas as it is a very creamy cheese. It is slightly spicy to taste. You can buy this cheese in units of 230 grams.
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|Mature period||60 días|
|Kind of milk||Raw|
It receives its name from the town where it was originally developed: Azeitão, in the foothills of the Serra da Arrábida. It is currently produced in the subdistricts of Palmela, Sesimbra and Setúbal, some 40km east of Lisbon.
It is typical that in Portuguese restaurants the Azeitao cheese in its mini format serves as a component for the appetizer.