Queijo São Jorge DOP

PDO Cheese

It is reported that the beginning of the production of São Jorge PDO (Protected Designation of Origin) Cheese is approximated to the discovery of that island (mid-15th century). Its manufacture was encouraged by the Flemish community, experienced producers of food products such as meat, milk and their derivatives. The distinctive characteristics of São Jorge PDO cheese are due, on the one hand, to the soil and climatic conditions of that region, which give rise to pastures of various crops, which in turn, positively influence the quality of the milk.