Thematic Experiences: The Famous São Jorge Cheese

Location: São Jorge
From $106.83 per person

Date and Participants

About the Experience

This is the perfect experience for those who want to know everything about the making of São Jorge cheese (and taste it too!)

Itinerary:

09h00 - Pick up at your accommodation in Velas

09h15 - Visit the viewpoint of the Recreio das Macelas Forest Reserve

09h25 - Short walk to the milking area

09h30 - Visit the "milking place" (ordenha) and milk tasting

10h00 - Departure to Queijaria Canada in Santo Amaro

10h05 / 10h45 - Visit the cheese dairy ("queijaria") and cheese tasting

11h00 / 11h30 - Visit the UNIQUEIJO Factory store and cheese tasting of different cures from São Jorge *

* NOTE: due to COVID-19, visits to the interior of the UNIQUEIJO Factory, as well as visits to cheese tastings at the UNIQUEIJO store may not be possible in 2021.

* ALTERNATIVE:

11:10 am / 12:00 pm - Visit the Macelas picnic park (near UNIQUEIJO) or alternatively, the Parque das 7 Fontes in Rosais, for a little picnic with a tasting of different cheeses, corn or wheat bread, Pico wine or local wine, water, and coffee from "Fajã dos Vimes" made on the spot and a sweet treat.

12h30 - Return to the accommodation