Castelinhos is a pasteurized cow milk cheese from the island of Terceira, in Azores, Portugal, following a traditional recipe dating from the last century. Castelinhos, meaning little castle, takes its name from the Saint Sebastian castle in the city of Angra, human heritage site.
Aged for one month, Castelinhos is mild with a soft and buttery texture and a delicate and mild flavor, with hints of fresh fruit and herbs. The rind is washed with brine for its developing.
Its melting texture makes Castelinhos ideal over warm bread, as an appetizer, for spreads, and as a dessert.