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Sao Jorge Cheese Making Recipe

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Sao Jorge traditionally is a tangy, semi-hard, raw cows milk cheese made on the island of São Jorge in the Azores. It is a robust, aged cheese with a hard rind, smooth surface and rich buttery tang. It has a firm texture with small irregular 'eyes' or pockets, caused by a dry curd, and the small amount of pressure applied while pressing, as well as humid aging conditions.
  • Yield2 pounds
  • Agingtime under 6 months
  • Skill Levelintermediate
  • Author


  • Good Thermometer
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Curd Knife
  • Skimmer to Stir Curds
  • Butter Muslin
  • Small Hard Cheese Mold
  • Cheese Press or Weights
  • Draining Mats