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Canastra cheese

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  • Made from unpasteurized cow's milk

  • Country of origin: Brazil

  • Region: Serra da Canastra, Minas Gerais state

  • Type: artisan

  • Colour: yellow

  • Flavour: spicy

  • Aroma: aromatic

  • Synonyms: Queijo Canastra

This artisanal cheese is made from raw cow milk and originates from the Serra da Canastra Highland in Brazil. The cheese has a strong aroma and a distinct mildly spicy flavour. It was declared an intangible cultural heritage of Brazil and can be paired with dark beer, red wine or cachaça.

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