Awarded Gold Medal at the Portuguese Agricultural Fair 2014Awarded Great Taste 2016
About Madre de Agua - Creamy Cheese from Serra da Estrela DOP - 100% Sheep - Portuguese CheesePortuguese cheese produced with raw sheep milk from Serra da Estrela and with Protected Designation of Origin (DOP). It has an unmistakable aroma and taste; smooth and exquisite.
Tasting Madre de Agua - Creamy Cheese from Serra da Estrela DOP - 100% Sheep - Portuguese CheeseIt is a buttery cheese, semi-soft, white or slightly yellow, uniform.
More Infos about Madre de Agua - Creamy Cheese from Serra da Estrela DOP - 100% Sheep - Portuguese CheeseApproximate weight: 0.800 to 0.950 Kg
Minimum curing period of 30 days, of semi-soft paste.
How it all began...
One day, an old shepherd knocked on Luís and Lurdes' door to offer them to buy his 60 sheep flock. They said yes and their cheese adventure started! They had no experience and no collaborator so they had to work twice as hard as any other sheperd. Eventually, hard work paid off and they bought more land, an ovil, a milking parlor and a cheese shop. Today, more than 450 sheep and 150 goats produce the best milk and cheese in the region. They now have a dedicated shepherds team who start their activities every day at dawn and finish after sunset.