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  • Made from pasteurized or unpasteurized cow's milk

  • Country of origin: Brazil

  • Region: Northeastern Brazil

  • Type: semi-hard

  • Texture: elastic, firm and springy

  • Rind: natural

  • Colour: yellow

  • Flavour: acidic, salty

  • Aroma: fresh

  • Vegetarian: no

  • Synonyms: Queijo de coalho , Rennet Cheese, Queijo coalho

Queijo de coalho ("rennet cheese", "curd cheese", or coalho cheese) is a traditional Brazilian cheese produced in Northeastern Brazil. It is a firm, lightweight yellowish-white cheese with an elastic texture. It is a salty cheese with a slightly acidic taste. Handcrafted coalho is mainly produced from raw milk of cow, but commercially produced versions are made from pasteurized milk. On the beaches of Brazil, you get coalho cheese as a cheap snack where it is cooked over a charcoal grill, often with a sprinkling of oregano or garlic-flavoured sauce. 

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