In Portuguese, Amanteigado means “buttery soft,” and that’s exactly what this cheese is—a semi-soft sheep’s milk stunner from Portugal with an utterly spoonable paste and tart, bold profile. Adventurous cheese lovers, dive in! Crafted in the traditional style with thistle rennet, this pale yellow round of gooey delight has a distinct, bright flavor of lanolin and the savory essence of a hearty salami with just a hint of brine. Make this funky favorite the centerpiece of your cheeseboard by slicing off the top of the rind, allowing the smooth, pudding-like cheese within to become a destination for dipping crackers or veggies.
Each wheel of Amanteigado Grande is approximately 2 lb.