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Évora Cheese- DOP

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Évora Cheese- DOP
Location Largo Alexandre Herculano 8
7000-501 ÉVORA
District:Évora
County :Évora
Parish:Santo Antão
Contacts Tel:266704017
Fax:266744787

Known for its unique flavor, the cheese of Évora has preserved the traditional form of production, and is part of the earliest Alentejo traditions of cheese production. It is produced in the municipalities of Alandroal, Arraiolos, Avis, Borba, Estremoz, Évora, Fronteira, Montemor-o-Novo, Mora, Mourão, Portel, Redondo, Reguengos de Monsaraz, Sousel, Vendas Novas, Viana do Alentejo and Vila Viçosa. Hard or semi-hard cured cheese, with little or no eyes and a slightly yellowish bark, it has a barely perceptible yellow color that will darken in contact with air. It is made with raw milk from sheep and filtered through cloths where the salt is put. After warming in the hearth, the thistle plant is used to coagulate the milk. The work of curd is short, followed by maturation over a period of 30 days in the case of semi-hard cheeses, or for 90 days for hard cheeses. It can be stored in olive oil in order to last the whole year. The variety of hard cheese is produced in two sizes: the smaller diameter 6-8 cm and weighing between 60 and 90 grams, and the largest, the so-called lunch box, with a diameter of 12-14 cm and weight between 120 and 200 grams. The semi-hard cheese is marketed only as lunch box, with diameters between 13 and 15 cm and weight of 200-300 grams. Its taste is slightly spicy and salty, these features increasing in harder cheeses.

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Responsable: Cooperativa Ovina de Évora, Crl

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Responsable: Cooperativa Ovina de Évora, Crl

If any of the information is incorrect, please send an email to lifecooler office

Localização Largo Alexandre Herculano 8
7000-501 ÉVORA
Distrito:Évora
County:Évora
Parish:Santo Antão
Contactos Tel:266704017
Fax:266744787

If any of the information is incorrect, please send an email to lifecooler office

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