São Jorge cheese

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São Jorge cheese. Picture courtesy of Il Portale di Formaggio

São Jorge is an artisan, DOP, cows’ milk cheese which is produced in tiny factories on the island of the same name in the Azores.

Also known as Queijo da Ilha (island cheese), São Jorge is the largest of Portuguese cheeses weighing up to 7 kg. It is semi-hard to hard with a crumbly, straw-coloured, interior and small holes. The rind is hard, with a smooth surface and a yellow colour, sometimes with chestnut-coloured spots and coated with wax.

The cheese has a strong, clean aroma and a flavour which is both mild and bitter, becoming stronger as it matures. It is allowed to mature for 1-3 months.

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 São Jorge 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 São Jorge cheese.

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Cheese type Calories per 100g
American cheese 371
Blue cheese 353
Camembert cheese 299
Cheddar cheese 402
Cottage cheese 98
Edam cheese 357
Farmer's cheese 98
Feta cheese 264
Fontina cheese 389
Goat cheese 364
Gouda cheese 356
Gruyere cheese 413
Mozzarella cheese 280
Parmesan cheese 431
Pimento cheese 375
Provolone cheese 352
Queso blanco cheese 310
Ricotta cheese 174
Roquefort cheese 369
Swiss cheese 380

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