In the Azores nine islands the cheeses multiplied in quantity, flavours and textures, it is certainly the region of Portugal that focuses the greater diversity of cheeses.
São Jorge cheese is recognized by numerous European connoisseurs, as one cheese with an added character and hardly leaves indifferent those who had tasted it.
Enjoy São Jorge for dessert on a cheese tray, or add it to everyday dishes where the sharp taste would transform them into gourmet delights. Full bodied Portuguese Red wine, Porto or Madeira wines are a wonderful compliment to São Jorge.
It goes extremely well over a slice of good rustic bread, being also a perfect complement to a glass of quality Port, Madeira, dry Red or White wines and even the unique “Pico” fortified wine from its land.
São Jorge DOP is the most famous of them, and so important it is to the economy of the São Jorge Island, where it comes from, that the Fraternity of São Jorge was founded in 1991 to protect, promote and develop that region, within sustainable principles that can ensure the excellence of the final product.
São Miguel DOP comes from the green island of São Miguel, the largest and most populated of the archipelago and has a slightly spicy taste to it, similar to the best varieties of Italian Parmesan.