Queijo de Azeitão - Azeitão Cheese
Made from the milk of the Bordaleira sheep race, sub-race Saloia (in present times from other imported races as well), raw, curdled with cardoon, three weeks normal aging time.
Shaped as small cylinders - 5 cm high, 8 cm in diameter -, weighing in average between 250 to 300 g.
Pale-yellow or whitish paste, soft, creamy, with a stronger milky taste than the Serra da Estrela Cheese (from which it descends).
The production are established by law stretches to the municipalities of Palmela, Sesimbra and Setúbal, in the Lisboa region.