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Queijo Coalho

Queijo Coalho

Queijo coalho is a firm salty cheese from northern Brazil similar in texture to Greek halloumi or Argentinian provoleta. Its qualities make it great for grilling and that is just how it is sold on Rio’s beaches. Although the practice was supposedly banned years ago, it is still easily found and is a treat that shouldn’t be missed. Vendors carry around a kind of can with hot coals and a grill the skewered cheese with or without oregano sprinkled on top.

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Queijo Coalho
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Tom le Mesurier
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