Enjoy an amazing experience in an animal farm in Portugal. Learn about the sustainable farming routine and more.
Cheese Making Classes
Starting at €75 | 3 Hours | Parties of 2 to 40 | Povolide
- Adult (15+ years)
- Child (11-14 years)
- Young Child (0-10 years)
Where does the name “Queijo da Serra” come from? How and when is it made? And the requeijão? How is it done?
Private guided tasting tour with visit and experience to a farmouse cheese factory in the Beira Alta countryside.
There are many questions regarding the cheese-making tradition in Serra da Estrela region and you can get the answers to all of them while visiting an organic farm, close to the garden city town Viseu, during your holiday in the Center of Portugal.
At the farm with an excellent view over Serra da Estrela, the family will be there to welcome you at the cheese factory and will guide you and share the recipe for the most delicious cheese in central Portugal.
The farm is organic and produces not only cheese, but also vegetables, chestnuts and eggs from free-range chickens. During the visit you can meet the pigs, chickens, dogs and cats. Encountering all these animals makes this tour ideal for groups and families with children.
What is included:
- Arrival at the farm and welcome by the producer;
- Brief introduction to the farm’s history over the last 50 years;
- Workshop during the production of the cheese:
- from the coagulation of the milk;
- milk, to the cutting of the curd, draining and molding;
- finally we make the requeijão.
- Genuine lunch: will be served with a tasting of different types of mountain cheese paired with ham (from the farm’s pigs) and slow fermentation bread, homemade honey, and Dão wine.
You will experience all stages of the Queijo da Serra manufacturing process and learn the techniques for organic production!
What is not included:
- Transportation to the Farm
After booking we will send all the details of the reservation.
If you wish to propose another day or time for the experience, send us a message: [email protected] and we will do our best to reschedule, or we can include one more experience for all day.
Inserted in the demarcated area of Serra da Estrela cheese production, our farm produces curried sheep cheese, cottage cheese, goat cheese, and mix cheese.
For the process of the cheese, our farmers use a cynara cardunculus plant, commonly known as cardo — a natural cocktail of the traditional recipe of Serra da Estrela cheese.
The coagulant of plant origin results from the mixture of ground plant and sea salt. Being raw milk, it contains the microorganisms that are necessary for the fermentation of the cheese.