Sao Jorge PDO cheese gets its name from the island of São Jorge, part of the Azores archipelago, where the cheese comes from. Three dairies in the island produce Sao Jorge but only one has been recognized with a PDO certification.
Made from raw cow milk and aged for three to seven months, Sao Jorge PDO cheese is buttery on the palate and the flavor is mild to tangy, depending on the ageing.
Sao Jorge is quite versatile, ideal for sauces, diced into salads, in sandwiches or just as part of a cheese board. It pairs with full-bodied red wines such as Port or wines from Madeira.