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Serra da Estrela cheese tasting

Rated 4.91 out of 5 from 11 reviews.Manteigas, Portugal

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Experience hosted by Inês

2.5 hours
Includes food
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English, Spanish, Portuguese

What you'll do

In this activity, that lasts from 2 to 3 hours, we will taste a sample of the cheeses of Serra da Estrela. At dusk, at Casa Cerro da Correia, right in front of the Zêzere Glacier Valley, we will taste a special selection of sheep and goat cheeses from Serra da Estrela. We’ve chosen for this occasion some wines of the region, influenced by meteorology, geology and water similar to those that conditioned the milk used in the production of Serra da Estrela cheese.

Inês's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.

What's included

  • Food
    Please let us know in advance if you have food allergies or dietary issues.
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Wed, Aug 5
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
$55 per person
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Mon, Aug 10
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
$55 per person
$55 per person
Wed, Aug 12
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
$55 per person
$55 per person

Meet your host, Inês

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 11 Reviews
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We have a huge passion for Serra da Estrela. Our deep knowledge of the community we live in allows us to reveal the stories of this territory. Inês is a journalist (specialized in gastronomy and wine, among other subjects) and Miguel (a technology specialist that loves agriculture) as lived in this mountain since his childhood. It will be a privilege to show you the secrets and taste of one of the best cheeses in the world.
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Where you'll be

The activity will take place in the patio of Casa Cerro da Correia, enjoying a breathtaking view over Manteigas and the Zêzere River Glacier Valley.
If the weather conditions do not allow, it will be transferred to the living room of the house.

Rated 4.91 out of 5 from 11 reviews.

Angel Custodio
August 2020
La cata de quesos de la Serra da Estrela es mucho más que una simple degustación. Inês y Miguel te adentran en el verdadero proceso de producción del queso autóctono de la zona con un detalle y una pasión propia de personas que aman y defienden su cultura y sus tradiciones locales. Una experiencia para repetir sin duda. Los quesos están buenísimos y los maridamos con vino, mermeladas de todo tipo, frutos secos... una verdadera delicia. Y Miguel e Inês fueron unos auténticos anfitriones siempre atentos y preocupados porque la experiencia fuera agradable y fructífera. Recomiendo la actividad por su gran valor en pro de la recuperación y visibilización de procesos y tradiciones que se encuentran en vías de extinción.
La cata de quesos de la Serra da Estrela es mucho más que una simple degustación. Inês y Miguel te adentran en el verdadero proceso de producción del queso autóctono de la zona con…
Katie
December 2019
Inês and Miguel were amazing hosts - they were flexible with the time of the experience and very knowledgeable about cheese and also the local area. Not only did we get to taste local cheeses and hear tales about the local shepherds and cheesemakers, but also taste homemade compotes, olives and apples from their back yard and local breads, nuts, wine and fresh water. Speaking with them was like visiting friends whilst we sat inside with a warm fire and I would highly recommend this experience to anyone interested in cheese and authentic Portuguese experiences.
Inês and Miguel were amazing hosts - they were flexible with the time of the experience and very knowledgeable about cheese and also the local area. Not only did we get to taste lo…
Christopher
September 2019
Oh G... The hours we spent with Ines and Miguel were sublime. They are ambassadors of the gods of cheese, who definitely must live right in the Serra da Estrela. I had known and acknowledged that before I met the two of them. But now I do know more about the half-gods, who live up in the Serra and strive to worship their gods by processing the goat and sheep milk into something mind-blowing - a true taste of the land. Queijo da Serra da Estrela. And Ines performs magic in the kitchen to pass their guests jams and quince delicacies that underline the scent and the savour of the phenomenal milk products she introduces. What I would not have expected was, that we sat for hours and chatted the time away. And I learned about my so far favourite country, not out of a book or a travel guide but out of personal experience and life, that has been lived. Thank you for the time you spent with us, and an introspective into the soul of the Serra!
Oh G... The hours we spent with Ines and Miguel were sublime. They are ambassadors of the gods of cheese, who definitely must live right in the Serra da Estrela. I had known and a…
Keith
July 2019
We love cheese. And this is a cheese lovers tour! We learned about the local traditions at a beautiful table with a gorgeous view (with plenty of food and wine for dinner). We even visited the neighbor - a goat and sheep herder - during milking. Inêz and Miguel provide a unique experience (all in English!) that you just can’t create on your own. Do it!
We love cheese. And this is a cheese lovers tour! We learned about the local traditions at a beautiful table with a gorgeous view (with plenty of food and wine for dinner). We even…
Marcie
June 2019
Ines and Miguel were friendly and engaging hosts. Their table was filled with delicious cheeses from the area, tasty bread, regional wine, fruits and special toppings. We enjoyed learning about the cheese culture around Manteigas and would recommend this experience to others interested in spending quality time with a knowledgeable local couple.
Ines and Miguel were friendly and engaging hosts. Their table was filled with delicious cheeses from the area, tasty bread, regional wine, fruits and special toppings. We enjoyed l…
Mauricio
May 2019
Experiência incrível e única! Para quem gosta de queijos e novos sabores essa é a experiência ideal. Casal muito simpático fez de tudo para que a experiência fosse singular, preparam com cuidado e carinho de tudo, inclusive colocando doces à mesa que eles mesmo fizeram, uma delícia! Todos produtos bem preparados e pensados para o momento. Noite estava agradável e ficamos no terraço. Comida e companhia perfeita.
Experiência incrível e única! Para quem gosta de queijos e novos sabores essa é a experiência ideal. Casal muito simpático fez de tudo para que a experiência fosse singular, prepar…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

More tips

Insurances for all participants are included.
Transportation to the point of departure should be provided by the participant.