Castelo Branco

Important Facts
Country of Origin Portugal
Specific Origin Beira Baixa province (central part of Portugal)
Milk Type Raw sheep’s milk
Milk Treatment Raw
Texture Semisoft to hard
Flavor Notes Light yellow to orange, becomes spreadable at room temperature; small holes inside
Colors Light yellow to orange
Forms Round, 28–45 ounces (794–1,276 grams); Merendeiras: 12–19 ounces (340–539 grams)
Age At least 90 days (for hard)
Rennet Type Artichoke thistle enzyme

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