Pico Cheese (DOP)

Queijo do Pico, named after one of the nine islands of the Azores archipelago, was originally a cow's milk cheese, but it is now often mixed with goat's milk. This is a cylindrical cheese, with a diameter of 16-17 cm, 2-3 cm height and weighing about 650-800 g. With a yellow rind and soft curd, and a strong flavor, its powerful aroma varies according to the degree of aging.

The origin of Queijo do Pico has been lost on the memory of time, but it’s a common understanding that it was already being produced on the XVIII century. Since then and to this day, its savoir fair rules have been passed down from generation to generation.

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