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Requeijão de raspa panela aka “cottage cheese with pot scrapings”… yup.

File this under: cheeses most of us will never get to taste. A hand-made back-alley cheese from  Minas Gerais, Brazil:

Photo: Bob Galivan

You cannot find this cheese in the states, and it’s not sold in stores in Rio (that I could find). However, for intrepid travelers coming South, Minas Gerais is a lovely part of Brazil; make a note to look for some “requeijão de raspa panela,” pronounced hay-kay-joan day hasp-a pan-ella. And enjoy.

via A fascinating cheese from Brazil – National cheese | Examiner.com.


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