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Portuguese "Fresh Cheese"

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Portuguese "Fresh Cheese"

Sarah | Oct 6, 2004 01:54 PM

My husband is Portuguese and last time we visited the in-laws we had something called fresh cheese. It is not the same as the Mexican queso fresco. I think it is an unpasteurized cheese. It is soft--about the same consistency as a curd of cottage cheese. It is sold in blocks about the same size as those cubes of Chevre that you can buy in a regular grocery store. They eat it with salt and pepper as an appetizer. I have no clue if it is even available here (if it is unpasteurized, then I imagine its not) or what it might be called in English, but I'd like to get some!

Does anyone know what this is?

Is it possible that its the same thing as Quark?

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