Danbo

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Danbo
Danbo Cheese.jpg
Country of origin Denmark
Source of milk Cows
Texture Semi-Soft
Fat content 15-45%
Dimensions rectangular
Weight 6-9 kg
Aging time 1.5-5 months

Danbo is a semi-soft, aged cow's milk cheese originating in Denmark, where it is a common household cheese.

The cheese is typically aged between 12 and 52 weeks in rectangular blocks of 6 or 9 kg, coated with a bacteria culture. The culture is washed off at the end of the aging cycle, and the cheese is packaged for retail sales.

Danbo is sold under various trade and brand names, including Lillebror, Gamle Ole, and Riberhus by Arla Foods. Gamle Ole in particular has gained a reputation for being extremely pungent.

In the first decades of the 20th century, Danish immigrants, established in the south part of Minas Gerais State in Brazil, discovered a new kind of cheese, after making the traditional Danbo Cheese with Brazilian milk. This cheese is called Queijo prato.

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