Saloio is a brand of Portuguese cheese manufactured in the region of Ponte do Rol, 50 km north of Lisbon. It is made from sheep's milk with no salt. It is a firm cheese usually served in small cylinders that are 5 cm wide and 6 cm high.

Another meaning of saloio is of a non-urban person, i.e. a person living outside the large city on the countryside whose behaviour is regarded somewhat uncivilized and foolish and thereby often being patronized by the urban sprawlers. Originally it was a term apllied for someone that lives on the rural areas surrounding Lisbon, the capital of Portugal.