Azeitão

A spoonable Portuguese cheese with a complex, sweet and lingering vegetal flavour. Made with cardoon rennet, Portugal’s famous thistle coagulant.

V Suitable for Vegetarians R Raw Milk
£14.10
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Azeitão is made in a parish of the same name, about 20 miles south of Lisbon. One of the most popular cheeses in Portugal, ours is hand-made from the fresh milk of sheep that graze the spectacular Serra da Arrabida. Also found on the same grassy slopes is the cardoon thistle, the famous Portuguese vegetarian coagulant. The use of cardoon as a substitute for rennet can sometimes lead to slightly bitter and acidic notes in a cheese, but the sweet and lingering vegetal flavour of Azeitão serves as an effective foil to this effect. Though it is petite in size, this traditional torta is complex and tantalising. With a dreamy, buttery texture Azeitão can be spooned onto crusty bread, but for an Iberian experience to remember, add tomatoes and a bottle of Vinho Verde or Moscatel de Setúbal to bring the best out of this sublime cheese.

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Country of Origin Portugal
Milk Variety Sheep's
Style of Cheese Washed Rind
Vegetarian Yes
Organic? No
Unpasteurised? Yes
For Pregnant Women? No
Ingredients Raw sheep's MILK, salt, vegetable rennet
Nutritional Info (per 100g) Energy kJ/kcal 1361/328 | Fat 26.2, of which saturates 16.4| Carbohydrates 3,6 of which sugars <0.5 | Protein 19.4 | salt 1.6
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Pack Weight 230g

Keep refrigerated below 8°. Eat within 7 days of receipt or the date shown on cheese. Once you have cut into the cheese, eat within 5 days.

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