Ovelha Amanteigado. Look how beautiful and oozy this one is! It is a traditional raw sheep’s milk cheese from Portugal, in the Serra de Estrella region, made with thistle rennet. Amanteigado means buttery, soft… and this cheese is that! And, because it is made with thistle, it also has distinct sour notes, almost yogurt like floral and rich and pungent, this cheese will melt your heart.
Raw sheep’s milk and thistle rennet combine for an intense profile of citrus, sour, and straw. The paste is buttery and rich.