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Port and Douro Wine

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="20px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="5/6" offset="vc_col-lg-offset-2 vc_col-lg-8 vc_col-md-offset-1 vc_col-md-10"][qodef_custom_font font_family="Montserrat" font_size="68" line_height="68" font_weight="700" letter_spacing="-0.4" text_align="center" content_custom_font="Port and Douro Wine " color="#222222"][vc_empty_space height="10px"][vc_column_text] From Douro Region [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="50px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]Located in Northeast Portugal, within the Douro River basin, surrounded by craggy mountains that give it very particular soil and climacteric characteristics.  Along the Douro River there are fields full of heritage and flowering grapes. Its qualities, such as the terraced plantations, have been classified as World Heritage and the natural beauty of the deep valleys crossed by the river Douro will surely leave you breathless. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2" offset="vc_col-lg-offset-1 vc_col-lg-5 vc_col-md-offset-1 vc_col-md-5"][vc_empty_space height="20px"][qodef_custom_font font_family="Montserrat" font_size="40" line_height="44" font_style="italic" font_weight="700" letter_spacing="-0.4" text_align="left" content_custom_font="Luscious Vineyards along Douro River" color="#222222"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="50px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_video link="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g91M89eRFUc"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="100px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2" offset="vc_col-lg-offset-0 vc_col-lg-5 vc_col-md-offset-0 vc_col-md-5"][vc_empty_space height="20px"][qodef_custom_font font_family="Montserrat" font_size="40" line_height="44" font_style="italic" font_weight="700" letter_spacing="-0.4" text_align="right" content_custom_font="Grapes picked with care and expertise" color="#222222"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2" offset="vc_col-lg-offset-1 vc_col-md-offset-1"][vc_column_text]The demarcated Region of the Douro is in deep valleys, protected by mountains, the climate in the region is characterized by very cold...

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Fish and Seafood

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="20px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="5/6" offset="vc_col-lg-offset-2 vc_col-lg-8 vc_col-md-offset-1 vc_col-md-10"][qodef_custom_font font_family="Montserrat" font_size="68" line_height="68" font_weight="700" letter_spacing="-0.4" text_align="center" content_custom_font="Fish and Seafood" color="#222222"][vc_empty_space height="10px"][vc_column_text] From Matosinhos • Porto District  [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="50px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] Land of sea and seafarers, it is possible to taste the various delicacies of the most diverse fish, fished and cooked with mastery by the local people. From sea bass, to lobster, to octopus, to cod, to monkfish, passing through the famous sardines, savor the flavors of these delicacies, grilled on the coals, in stew or in the cataplana and the famous seafood rice.  [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2" offset="vc_col-lg-offset-1 vc_col-lg-5 vc_col-md-offset-1 vc_col-md-5"][vc_empty_space height="20px"][qodef_custom_font font_family="Montserrat" font_size="40" line_height="44" font_style="italic" font_weight="700" letter_spacing="-0.4" text_align="left" content_custom_font="The best catch of the Atlantic Ocean comes from Matosinhos" color="#222222"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="50px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_video link="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKvG7e479cA"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="100px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2" offset="vc_col-lg-offset-0 vc_col-lg-5 vc_col-md-offset-0 vc_col-md-5"][vc_empty_space height="20px"][qodef_custom_font font_family="Montserrat" font_size="40" line_height="44" font_style="italic" font_weight="700" letter_spacing="-0.4" text_align="right" content_custom_font="Salty waters and cold breeze from market to plate " color="#222222"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2" offset="vc_col-lg-offset-1 vc_col-md-offset-1"][vc_column_text]In the Matosinhos Market you can find all the fresh specialities. This market can hardly be dissociated from the traditional center of the city and...

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Sheep’s Milk Cheese

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="20px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="5/6" offset="vc_col-lg-offset-2 vc_col-lg-8 vc_col-md-offset-1 vc_col-md-10"][qodef_custom_font font_family="Montserrat" font_size="68" line_height="68" font_weight="700" letter_spacing="-0.4" text_align="center" content_custom_font="Sheep's Milk Cheese" color="#222222"][vc_empty_space height="10px"][vc_column_text] From Serra da Estrela [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="50px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]The vast size of Serra da Estrela’s pastures as well as its rich natural resources have made it an excellent place for pastoral farming where traditions and living experiences related to this activity have been established throughout the centuries.   It was within this environment that mountain populations created the oldest and most recognized Portuguese cheese. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2" offset="vc_col-lg-offset-1 vc_col-lg-5 vc_col-md-offset-1 vc_col-md-5"][vc_empty_space height="20px"][qodef_custom_font font_family="Montserrat" font_size="40" line_height="44" font_style="italic" font_weight="700" letter_spacing="-0.4" text_align="left" content_custom_font="From sheep bred in Serra da Estrela" color="#222222"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="50px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_video link="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iV8pxpRhx1Q"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="100px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2" offset="vc_col-lg-offset-0 vc_col-lg-5 vc_col-md-offset-0 vc_col-md-5"][vc_empty_space height="20px"][qodef_custom_font font_family="Montserrat" font_size="40" line_height="44" font_style="italic" font_weight="700" letter_spacing="-0.4" text_align="right" content_custom_font="The Milk gives life to the Cheese " color="#222222"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2" offset="vc_col-lg-offset-1 vc_col-md-offset-1"][vc_column_text] The beginning of manufacturing process of Queijo Serra da Estrela is sheep milking. The milk used to obtain the Queijo Serra da Estrela DOP comes from sheep...

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Honey from the Highlands of Minho

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="20px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="5/6" offset="vc_col-lg-offset-2 vc_col-lg-8 vc_col-md-offset-1 vc_col-md-10"][qodef_custom_font font_family="Montserrat" font_size="68" line_height="68" font_weight="700" letter_spacing="-0.4" text_align="center" content_custom_font="Honey from the Highlands of Minho PDO" color="#222222"][vc_empty_space height="10px"][vc_column_text] This honey goes way back [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="50px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] Many documents exist attesting to the fact that in the past in the area where Mel das Terras Altas do Minho PDO honey is produced it was also used as a form of currency, not only for commercial trading or for the payment of debts but also in payment of taxes to the king. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2" offset="vc_col-lg-offset-1 vc_col-lg-5 vc_col-md-offset-1 vc_col-md-5"][qodef_custom_font font_family="Montserrat" font_size="40" line_height="44" font_style="italic" font_weight="700" letter_spacing="-0.4" text_align="left" content_custom_font="200 kg of beeswax was a way to pay taxes" color="#222222"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="50px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_video link="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OfD33Y4Iqk"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="100px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2" offset="vc_col-lg-offset-0 vc_col-lg-5 vc_col-md-offset-0 vc_col-md-5"][vc_empty_space height="20px"][qodef_custom_font font_family="Montserrat" font_size="40" line_height="44" font_style="italic" font_weight="700" letter_spacing="-0.4" text_align="right" content_custom_font="Strong scent of heather" color="#222222"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2" offset="vc_col-lg-offset-1 vc_col-md-offset-1"][vc_column_text] For example, in the 12th century the inhabitants of the village of Freitas (in the Braga district), by request of the king, had...

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Azores Tea from São Miguel Island

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="20px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="5/6" offset="vc_col-lg-offset-2 vc_col-lg-8 vc_col-md-offset-1 vc_col-md-10"][qodef_custom_font font_family="Montserrat" font_size="68" line_height="68" font_weight="700" letter_spacing="-0.4" text_align="center" content_custom_font="Azores Tea from São Miguel Island" color="#222222"][vc_empty_space height="10px"][vc_column_text] The scent of fresh and exotic greens embraces the senses providing a warm and comforting reunion. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="50px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] The first news that is known about tea in the Azores dates from 1801, from which it can be concluded that at the end of the 17th century this plant was known in the Azores. This news is the first reference to the presence of the tea plant in Portugal. The oldest, and currently only, tea plantation in Europe is in Azores and still cultivates this wonderful product that is tea, keeping, since then, the original traditions of the Orient as well as the ancient qualities. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2" offset="vc_col-lg-offset-1 vc_col-lg-5 vc_col-md-offset-1 vc_col-md-5"][vc_empty_space height="20px"][qodef_custom_font font_family="Montserrat" font_size="40" line_height="44" font_style="italic" font_weight="700" letter_spacing="-0.4" text_align="left" content_custom_font="The tea plantations in Azores harbor the precious leaves." color="#222222"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="50px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_video link="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R02I8OFFHcY"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="100px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2" offset="vc_col-lg-offset-0...

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Beef from Alentejo

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="20px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="5/6" offset="vc_col-lg-offset-2 vc_col-lg-8 vc_col-md-offset-1 vc_col-md-10"][qodef_custom_font font_family="Montserrat" font_size="68" line_height="68" font_weight="700" letter_spacing="-0.4" text_align="center" content_custom_font="Beef from Alentejo " color="#222222"][vc_empty_space height="10px"][vc_column_text] Intense flavors. Herbs spices and salt enhance the recipes.   [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="50px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] Particularly well adapted to the conditions of the Alentejo land, the cattle feed on spontaneous pastures, moving freely in a region that is still preserved. The result is quality meat, using agricultural methods.  [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2" offset="vc_col-lg-offset-1 vc_col-lg-5 vc_col-md-offset-1 vc_col-md-5"][vc_empty_space height="20px"][qodef_custom_font font_family="Montserrat" font_size="40" line_height="44" font_style="italic" font_weight="700" letter_spacing="-0.4" text_align="left" content_custom_font="The bovine breed pastures in the alentejo meadows" color="#222222"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="50px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_video link="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6agd_n5wUw"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="100px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2" offset="vc_col-lg-offset-0 vc_col-lg-5 vc_col-md-offset-0 vc_col-md-5"][vc_empty_space height="20px"][qodef_custom_font font_family="Montserrat" font_size="40" line_height="44" font_style="italic" font_weight="700" letter_spacing="-0.4" text_align="right" content_custom_font="Natural and healthy meat. Juicy and tender" color="#222222"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2" offset="vc_col-lg-offset-1 vc_col-md-offset-1"][vc_column_text]This meat PDO history is linked to the Alentejana bovine breed, being the first bibliographic reference written in 1870.   Made from cows that are extensively reared, about 1.4, fed only by food generated by the nature such as hay, straw, acorns and stubble this meat has distinctive characteristics  [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="50px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]The cattle feeds on what the lands of Alentejo have to offer.  Their...

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Trás-os-Montes Olive Oil PDO

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="20px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="5/6" offset="vc_col-lg-offset-2 vc_col-lg-8 vc_col-md-offset-1 vc_col-md-10"][qodef_custom_font font_family="Montserrat" font_size="68" line_height="68" font_weight="700" letter_spacing="-0.4" text_align="center" content_custom_font="Azeite de Trás-os-Montes PDO" color="#222222"][vc_empty_space height="10px"][vc_column_text] This olive oil is a flavor that cannot be forgotten, an intensity that is sought after. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="50px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] The use of Azeite de Trás-os-Montes PDO olive oil has very ancient origins. The first olive orchards in Mirandela date back to the first half of the 16th century. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2" offset="vc_col-lg-offset-1 vc_col-lg-5 vc_col-md-offset-1 vc_col-md-5"][vc_empty_space height="20px"][qodef_custom_font font_family="Montserrat" font_size="40" line_height="44" font_style="italic" font_weight="700" letter_spacing="-0.4" text_align="left" content_custom_font="a spicy passion for pleasure" color="#222222"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="50px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_video link="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csbaNrfI6Wg"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="100px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2" offset="vc_col-lg-offset-0 vc_col-lg-5 vc_col-md-offset-0 vc_col-md-5"][vc_empty_space height="20px"][qodef_custom_font font_family="Montserrat" font_size="40" line_height="44" font_style="italic" font_weight="700" letter_spacing="-0.4" text_align="right" content_custom_font="Renewed source of well-being and health" color="#222222"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2" offset="vc_col-lg-offset-1 vc_col-md-offset-1"][vc_column_text] In Trás-os-Montes, in the far northeastern region of Porto and North of Portugal, olive cultivation and olive oil production are concentrated mostly in the so-called "Terra Quente". A land made of mountains and schist plateaux, which is harsh but has great beauty,...

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Wood Fired Bread From Alentejo

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="20px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="5/6" offset="vc_col-lg-offset-2 vc_col-lg-8 vc_col-md-offset-1 vc_col-md-10"][qodef_custom_font font_family="Montserrat" font_size="68" line_height="68" font_weight="700" letter_spacing="-0.4" text_align="center" content_custom_font="Wood Fired Bread From Alentejo " color="#222222"][vc_empty_space height="10px"][vc_column_text] This regional bread is a staple of Portuguese cuisine and the identity of a region.  [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="50px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] It is believed that it was the Romans who introduced the cereals to Alentejo (the province of Alentejo was known as “the granary of Rome”). Together with the ingenuity and artistry of the Arabs who introduced the tools: watermills and the Portuguese “nora”, Alentejo gained the ability to transform cereals into this very special and delicious bread. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2" offset="vc_col-lg-offset-1 vc_col-lg-5 vc_col-md-offset-1 vc_col-md-5"][vc_empty_space height="20px"][qodef_custom_font font_family="Montserrat" font_size="40" line_height="44" font_style="italic" font_weight="700" letter_spacing="-0.4" text_align="left" content_custom_font="In the Southern plains of Alentejo, bread making is an ancient craft. " color="#222222"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="50px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_video link="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7G3rH22X3M"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="100px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2" offset="vc_col-lg-offset-0 vc_col-lg-5 vc_col-md-offset-0 vc_col-md-5"][vc_empty_space height="20px"][qodef_custom_font font_family="Montserrat" font_size="40" line_height="44" font_style="italic" font_weight="700" letter_spacing="-0.4" text_align="right" content_custom_font="A living being shaped by wisdom" color="#222222"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2" offset="vc_col-lg-offset-1 vc_col-md-offset-1"][vc_column_text] Alentejo bread has an acid flavor....

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