Quinta Da Estrela
0%
logo Quinta da Estrela

REGIONAL PRODUCTS

Regional products and typical dishes

Serra da Estrela, located in the Central region of Portugal, is renowned for its delicious regional products and typical dishes. Here are some of the most common and beloved ones:

1. Queijo da Serra da Estrela: Undoubtedly, this is the most famous product from the region. It’s a soft, creamy cheese made from sheep’s milk. It’s usually eaten with bread and has a distinctive strong flavor.

2. Requeijão: Another dairy product, requeijão is a kind of ricotta-like cheese. It’s often enjoyed with honey and bread or used as a filling for traditional pastries.

3. Chouriço: Portuguese sausage is famous, and the chouriço from Serra da Estrela is particularly flavorful. It’s often grilled or added to stews for extra flavor.

4. Bordado da Beira: This is a traditional bread from the region that can be both savory and sweet. It’s often served with cheese and sausage.

5. Cabrito à Serra da Estrela: This is a local dish of goat meat, usually stewed or roasted. It’s often served with potatoes and vegetables.

6. Trutas: These are trout from the many mountain streams in the region. They’re often fried and seasoned with garlic and olive oil.

7. Sopa do Pastor: Literally translated as “shepherd’s soup,” this is a hearty soup made from bread, olive oil, and garlic. It’s simple but nutritious.

8. Pastéis de Santa Clara: These are delicious pastries filled with almond paste, sugar, and eggs. They’re a sweet treat often enjoyed with coffee.

9. Wines: While Serra da Estrela is not as well-known for wine production as some other parts of Portugal, there are still some local wines to try. Look out for wines from the nearby Dão region.

10. Honey: The mountainous areas around Serra da Estrela are ideal for beekeeping. The local honey is delightful and is often used as a sweetener in desserts and teas.

If you have the opportunity to visit the region, be sure to try some of these delicious regional products and dishes to experience the flavors of Serra da Estrela.

line divider

More activities & surroundings​

Serra da Estrela
Activities
TimSaartje
TimSaartje
October 15, 2023

Serra da Estrela

Serra da Estrela, the highest mountain range in Portugal, is a wondrous destination that captures the hearts of travelers…

Cycling & Mountainbike
Activities
TimSaartje
TimSaartje
October 15, 2023

Cycling & Mountainbike

Serra da Estrela and its surrounding regions offer some beautiful cycling routes for both mountain bikers and road cyclists…

Hiking
Activities
TimSaartje
TimSaartje
October 15, 2023

Hiking

The Serra da Estrela, located in Central Portugal, is a beautiful region with numerous hiking opportunities. Some of the most beautiful…

+

Search Holiday House

Required fields are followed by *