History of Portuguese Cheese
To write the history of the Portuguese Cheese Company is really to explore the history of Cheese in the
The charm of the
The archipelago consists of nine islands divided into three groups, the two most western islands Flores and Corvo, the central group of
All the islands have a similarity in their rugged volcanic landscapes of cones, lava fields and
The Development of Cheese
The Azorians developed a brisk trade with all the passing merchant ships. The ships sought food for their long voyages; food that was both healthy and palatable. The cheesemakers of the Islands did not dissapoint. They produced the finest cheeses that ranged from fresh cheeses to be eaten while they stayed in port and aged semi-soft cheeses that could be transported long distances.
Portuguese Cheese Company
For several decades the Portuguese Cheese Company has been providing quality artisanal cheeses to the Portuguese population of Southern Ontario. In 1999, the DeMelo family purchased the company and have made a concerted effort to promote and market these delicious specialty cheeses to a wider audience.
Portuguese Cheese Company has been dedicated to the art, craft and tradition of fine cheese making. Our cheeses are made with fresh Canadian ingredients while their flavours still evoke old world traditions. Hence our slogan, Portuguese Cheese with a Canadian Accent.
We have a wide range of cheeses to suit every occasion from fresh cheese for simply appetizers to robust, well-aged cheese to flavour an entrée or a luxuriously creamy cheese for dessert. Wonderful tastes and textures made here and enjoyed everywhere.
Enjoy. Experiment. Let inspiration show you how to bring these wonderful tastes into your home and add another accent to your life!