Find over 1831 specialty cheeses from 74 countries in the world's greatest cheese resource

Evora De L'Alentejo

Evora De L'Alentejo
Photo Credit: Adriao / CC BY-SA 4.0,3.0
  • Made from unpasteurized sheep's milk

  • Country of origin: Portugal

  • Region: Evora, Alentejo

  • Type: semi-hard, artisan

  • Texture: firm and open

  • Rind: natural

  • Colour: pale yellow

  • Flavour: acidic, fruity, salty, sour

  • Vegetarian: no

  • Alternative spellings: Evora Cheese DOP, Queijo de Evora

Queijo de Evora or Evora is a DOP protected semi hard-unpasteurised sheep’s milk cheese from the town of Evora in Southern Portugal. The milk used to make the cheese is from Merino ewe, a breed more popular for its wool. Production for this cheese starts in November and peaks in March and April when milk production is at its highest.

The inedible rind and paste of Evora are delicate, pale yellow and quite meaty. Flavours mirror the green pastures and the thistle flower used to coagulate milk. It passes on a slightly bitter but not distasteful flavour to the cheese. This is contrasted by salty, fruity notes and a citrusy tang. As Evora ages, these flavours become more distinct and commanding.

Crisp white and light to medium-bodied red wines complement the sharp taste of the cheese. Because of its high salt content, Evora particularly suits salads.

Over 500,000 page views per month, Put your store on our map!

Contact Us

Want to be listed on Here could be your shop!

Contact Us