REGIONAL PRODUCTS | CHEESE

Pico Cheese - Protected Designation of Origin

englishespañol
Pico Cheese - Protected Designation of Origin
Location
9930-173 LAJES DO PICO
District:Pico
County :Lajes do Pico
Parish:Lajes do Pico
Contacts Tel:292672278
Fax:292672478

Produced since the end of the 18th century for family consumption, the traditional recipe of Pico Cheese has been transmitted from one generation to the next, standing out as one of the greatest gastronomic highlights of the island. It is a matured cheese of soft doughy paste in white and yellowish colour. The milk comes from regional milking cows, breed in a free system. This cheese is turn into curd with animal curd. After cutting the curd, moulds are filled according to a traditional technique. The draining process takes one day and the cheese remains for two weeks inside the maturing room. It has a round cylindrical shape, slightly convex on the sides. It is 18cm in diameter and it weighs 700 to 800 grams. The cheese has a characteristic aroma, which is intense and pleasant, as well as a strong salty flavour. It is highly appreciated as dessert or aperitif, served with Pico Verdelho wine.

MORE INFORMATION

Responsable: Associação de Produtores do Queijo do Pico

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

Localização
9930-173 LAJES DO PICO
Distrito:Pico
County:Lajes do Pico
Parish:Lajes do Pico
Contactos Tel:292672278
Fax:292672478

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

OUR CHOICES

See all regions

Follow LifecoolerEng on Twitter