Produced with thistle flowers, rather than animal rennet, the cheese has a strong, earthy aroma. The interior is thick, soft, smooth and shiny, with tiny holes and the rind is pale yellow and smooth. When consumed ripe, it has a rich, creamy flavour with a sour-milk finish and a hint of flowers or sweet herbs. However, as it matures, it becomes harder and drier and the flavour will become stronger. A ripe cheese will start to melt at room temperature.
In Alcacer do Sal (south of Azeitão) and in Vila Franca-de-Xira (in the northwest), cheeses of the same type are produced, generally named after their place of origin.
Calories in different varieties and various types of cheeses
The number of calories in various types of cheese is very similar when you compare your cheese to a similar types of cheese.
For example, almost cheeses that are similar to Cheddar cheese have around 400 calories per 100g
If the Azeitao cheese is not listed below, select a similar type of cheese from the list below to get a rough idea for the number of calories in Azeitao cheese.
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|Cheese type||Calories per 100g|
|Queso blanco cheese||310|
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