Red hearts, cupids, roses and chocolate—this year, rather than going for the standard fare, we're embracing the "cheesiness" of Valentine's Day with cheese from Portugal's Azores region, which produces some of the most unique flavours worldwide (more than 30 varieties in total!). Here, our top three picks to impress any cheese lover and complement any romantic evening (even if it’s a romantic evening for one) straight from Portugal's Azores region—and available at any exotic specialty cheese shop near you! —Vita Daily
Valformoso: Perfect for young lovers who want to try something new without taking too much of a risk, this cured cheese with a buttery/creamy texture is a go-to for people who love mild cheeses. Enjoy it as an appetizer with crackers and fruit.
Sao Jorge: Strong and clean with spicy aromas, it’s ideal for couples who like to add an element of surprise to their night. Sure to spice up any long-term relationship, this hard cheese should be enjoyed as an amuse-bouche to start your evening.
Sao Miguel: From the island of the same name, this cheese stands out because of its exotic aroma. With its strong taste, it’s best served on its own so that it can transport your senses abroad. Maybe as the finishing touch of a five-course meal?