From the wisdom of the cheesemakers and São Jorge’s soil and climate characteristics, a firm ripened cheese is born, with a firm consistency, a yellowish, hard or semi-hard paste, with small and irregular holes scattered throughout the mass, which presents a breakable structure. It is produced by using only whole raw cow’s milk, salt and rennet.
From the thousands of cheeses produced every year on São Jorge island, with a strong artisanal component, is born the DOP (Protected Designation of Origin) São Jorge Cheese, a product certified and of excellence with unique tastes and textures.
Go on a guided tour to one of the factories and get to know the process of making São Jorge Cheese.
Delight yourself with the unmistakeable and unique São Jorge’s clams, with a distinctive flavour and unique appearance and try out our grilled limpets.
Visit a café plantation and get acquainted with the biological production and artisanal process of a product with unique characteristics and enjoy its taste.
Complete your gastronomic experience with the typical sweets, from which the “espécies” stand out, a sweet in the form of a horseshoe, a little spicy and with a unique and delicious flavour.