Serra da Estrela (CARDOP) – Unpasteurised Sheep’s Milk, Suitable For Vegetarians (Thistle Rennet)

Hope you all enjoy this article on Serra Da Estrela cheese. Have a lovely Easter. Jon

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Good Morning to you All on Easter Sunday,

The sun is shining here in the New Forest and I’m pleased to say that its now the time to release my thoughts on the Serra De Estrela cheese which arrived this week. I have been in talks with Paulo Barracosa for a couple of months now and I have been struck be just how interesting this cheese is in terms of its production and story, and if there is any cheese that deserves to be highlighted over Easter its this one. You will see the word CARDOP used a lot in this article and it means in full ‘Cardoon Thistle Protected Designation Of Origin’ but this has been abbreviated to CAR(Cardoon)DOP(Protected Designation Of Origin) or CARDOP.

The story of this cheese is as follows and I would suggest for everyone to read the next statement fully as this truly is an innovative cheese product…

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