Queijo prato

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Queijo prato (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈkejʒu ˈpɾatu], literally "plate-shaped cheese"), named after the shape it was originally made by the immigrants) is a Brazilian soft cheese, similar to the Danish cheese Danbo. It is one of the most popular cheeses in Brazil, and was introduced by Danish immigrants in the Minas Gerais state.[1] Since the method to produce prato cheese was the same as Danbo cheese, the differences are attributed to milk characteristics.[2] It is characterized by low salt and lactose content, yellow color and mild flavor.[3]


  1. ^ "Queijo Prato". Queijo no Brasil. Archived from the original on December 11, 2008. Retrieved 2009-07-06. 
  2. ^ pt:Queijo prato
  3. ^ Cichosckia, Alexandre; Eunice Valdugaa; Alice T. Valdugaa; María E. Tornadijob; José M. Fresno (2002-04-07). "Characterization of Prato cheese, a Brazilian semi-hard cow variety: evolution of physico-chemical parameters and mineral composition during ripening". Food Control. Elsevier Science Ltd. 13 (4-5): 329–336. doi:10.1016/S0956-7135(02)00039-7.