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Serra da Estrela cheese tasting

Manteigas, Portugal

Experience hosted by Inês

2.5 hoursHosted in English, Spanish, and Portuguese
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Free cancellation
Full refund at least 7 days before the experience starts or within 24 hours of booking.
Up to 8 people, private groups available
Includes food

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 and Miguel will explain you how the cheeses are made, the ancient knowledge behind this artisanal product, the circular ecosystem to which these cheeses belong and its importance in the life of the shepherds.
During this tasting you will discover different textures, flavors, smells and other characteristics of Serra da Estrela’s cheeses. You will also savor the delicious combinations of the cheeses with other local/artisanal products like wine, nuts, figs, compotes, salads, etc.
Other things to note:
Insurances for all participants are included.
Transportation to the point of departure should be provided by the participant.
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…

What's included

  • Food
    Please let us know in advance if you have food allergies or dietary issues.

Meet your host, Inês

Host on Airbnb since 2016
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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 4.93 out of 5 from 15 reviews.

Julia
January 2021
Ines and Miguel have been wonderful hosts. We not only met the cheeses of the region and their stories, but felt like we met new friends. Highly recomended!
Caitlin
December 2020
Great experience! Great local knowledge and enjoyed the nice touch of cheese and fruit spread made by the neighbor and seeing her photo. Unfortunately the weather was cold and rainy, so we had to do the tasting indoors, but it was lovely all the same. Very flexible to fit our schedule and needs bringing our small children along.
Great experience! Great local knowledge and enjoyed the nice touch of cheese and fruit spread made by the neighbor and seeing her photo. Unfortunately the weather was cold and rain…
Joao Vasco
December 2020
Foi verdadeiramente mágico o enquadramento entre o paladar dos melhores queijos da região com uma vista prevelegiada sobre o vale do glaciar. A Inês e o Miguel foram verdadeiramente bons anfitriões.. A repetir
Beatriz
November 2020
A prova com a Inês e o Miguel foi maravilhosa. Para além de alterarem a hora marcada de forma a acomodar a nossa disponibilidade, foram extremamente simpáticos, transmitiram-nos conhecimentos únicos e montaram uma experiência de que nos vamos lembrar sempre. Recomendo muito!
A prova com a Inês e o Miguel foi maravilhosa. Para além de alterarem a hora marcada de forma a acomodar a nossa disponibilidade, foram extremamente simpáticos, transmitiram-nos co…
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…

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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.