Queijo coalho or queijo-de-coalho (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈkejʒu ˈkwaʎu], literally "rennet cheese") is a firm but very lightweight cheese produced in Northeastern Brazil, with an almost "squeaky" texture when bitten into (similar to Cheese curds). It is a popular and cheap snack for beach-goers in Brazil or in homemade churrasco, where the cheese is cooked over a charcoal grill, often with a sprinkling of oregano or garlic-flavored sauce. It is eaten off a stick, much like a kebab. It gets a golden surface when grilled, and does not melt much. This kind of cheese is not consumed raw.