Requeijão is a cream cheese produced from cows' or goats' milk whey, the residue of cheese production. About 10% whole milk is added to the whey and the mixture is heated and skimmed. The skimmed thin cream is then placed into round wicker baskets and drained.
The best known Requeijão is from the Serra da Estrela and the Saloios region near Lisbon.
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