I just came across a pizza recipe that requires Wisconsin Brick Cheese.

It kind of looks like Cheddar or Emmental, however I do not know by taste.

As I am living in Portugal, finding that cheese is not that easy, so I am wondering if there are alternatives to this type of cheese, ideally from European countries, if from Portugal, the better (but I am open to alternatives available worldwide).

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    The page you link to gives some (admittedly US-centric) alternatives, with a 50/50 mix of low-moisture Mozzarella and Jack as best option. Cheddar apparently did not taste quite right.
    – LSchoon
    Commented Jul 7, 2020 at 10:44
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    Brick! It's been ages since I've had good Wisconsin brick cheese, but I do remember what it tastes like. I'll have a think and see if I can answer that.
    – GdD
    Commented Jul 7, 2020 at 10:47

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Brick is one of those cheeses that should get more distribution. It's slightly soft and melts well, with a slight butteriness and tinge of acidity. Aged brick gets a slightly ripe flavor and smell. The closest cheese I can think of to a decent aged Brick is an aged Havarti. Similar softness, and not far off in flavor compared to other cheeses, and it should be widely available.

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