Flamengo is one of Portugal’s most popular cheeses. Responsible for the creamy, melty goodness in a “tosta”, or sandwich, this mild and buttery cheese is made from cow’s milk and is very similar in flavour and texture to a Dutch Edam. In fact, the name Queijo Flamengo translates to “Flemish Cheese” as a nod to their Dutch comrades. Flamengo cheese is excellent for melting and belongs between two pieces of toasted bread with some thin slices of ham, otherwise known as a “tosta mista”. Not indulgent enough? Try it melted over a Francesinha , an iconic, knife and fork sandwich with decadent layers of ham, sausage and roasted meats bathed in a beer-based tomato sauce.