LET’S TALK PORTUGUESE CHEESE

LET’S TALK PORTUGUESE CHEESE

Yes, an article about Portuguese cheese !!!!

There is a huge amount written about cheese on the internet and some great slogans.  A few I like are “Kraft  Have a happy sandwich or good food to grow up on.

We as a website encourage visitors to book holiday apartments such as a villa in Lagos or apartment in Alvor or a holiday rental anywhere in Portugal.  As a consequence,  we tend to look at food from a holiday perspective be it entertaining friends at the villa poolside or dining in one of the many superb Lagos restaurants.

Please read our brief  guide of Portuguese  Cheese

Portugal is famous almost all year round sunshine,  delicious foods, great Portuguese wines, stunning manicured golf courses.  Magnificent Portugal holiday Apartments and luxurious Villas to rent in Algarve and other places.   Extraordinary Vilamoura marina, blue flag certified beaches.  What not always known Portugal has some excellent cheese.

While you enjoy some great Portuguese wines from Alentejo region try some delicious cheese from the Serra de Estrela or from Serpa cheese in southern Portugal.  Book a Lagos holiday villa today or other excellent locations on www.goholidaylets.com and enjoy an excellent holiday.  Sample all Portugal and places like the Algarve have to offer

 

In this article we review some of the cheese that you can enjoy while staying at a holiday rental in Portugal.

Terrincho Velho DOP –This is made with raw sheep milk, it is then rubbed with paprika, white wine and extra virgin olive oil.  Its production is considered traditional and only milk from a local bred goat is used.

Sabores d’Avózinha

Cheese from Sabores d’Avózinha
Sabores d’Avózinha

 

Casa de Mendevil Velho – This is milk cheese made with pasteurized milk and traditional rennet, it is aged for sometime and washed with sweet red pepper and extra virgin olive oil.  The flavor is strong and texture is firm.  It has a spicy finish, its buttery while dense and salty while bright. This cheese has more attention than the other cheese, a must try.

Amarelo da Beira Baixa DOP –This is an absolute classic of cheese, its salty with a smooth texture.  It can be strong but at times.  The goat milk gives a sort of uplifting effect to the earthy and slimy sheep milk.

There are other kinds of cheese of you can find and sample them either in a Lagos restaurant or Tavira bar enjoy  in your Albufeira Holiday apartment. Have a cheesy holiday. 🙂

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LAGOS MARINA ONE OF THE BEST MARINA’S IN EUROPE

Lagos Marina is located on the Bay of Lagos amidst the best beaches in the Algarve. The entrance to the Marina de Lagos is via a constructed channel that leads to the pontoons. A pedestrian draw bridge protect s the entrance and exit from the Marina. Lagos has the privilege of being in the heart of the ever welcoming Portugal.

Why should you visit the Lagos Marina?

There are many to reasons to bring you to Lagos Marina.  It has some of the best Marina facilities in Europe.  You will find the staff here helpful and friendly which help to make your time here stress free.

The offshore accommodation  is plentiful with luxurious Lagos  Marina apartments two minutes from the quay side. The Lagos holiday rental Apartments or Lagos Marina Villas are always sought after.   Better to  book prior to your trip or with the help of www.goholidaylets.com.

Berthing charges are similar to Vilamoura Marina  and both are justifiably higher than other Portuguese marinas.

There is a Pingo Doce has a large supermarket adjacent to the Lagos Marina, which you go shopping for households especially if you are in in port. Or staying holiday rental Apartment nearby.  This apartments are a great way to have a magnificent  panoramic view of the Marina.

It is worth leaving your berth for at least a day and anchor on the network of coves with their carves and tunnels which extend from the Lagos to the Ponta de Piedade.

The Lagos Marina is home to some shops , a number of Lagos Marina restaurants. Fresh foods is served from morning to evening.  Lagos Marina Bars a good way to unwind after a day at sea. Check out Lazy Jacks and the Lighthouse among others.

We would recommend access the town by foot as you get to see an exclusive view of the Marina, which is an attraction.

There is  a large number berths at the marina.  There is a sailing school, dive centre a boat trips and may other attraction from which to choose.

Behind the marina you can see the old Lagos train station, still a charming old building with well preserved green ceramic tile front.    Next door to it is the modern Railway Station, that forms the final terminus for train journeys in the southwest of Europe.

Come down here enjoy the very best of Lagos Marina and take glorious memories back with you at home. Whether your in accommodation Lagos apartment or further way in a Algarve villa type accommodation the Marina is a place where people meet and relax.  Many famous faces can be seen on Marina from time to time one being the gentleman ex England goalkeeper David Seaman.   Mr Seaman has a holiday home in the nearby resort of Burgau.

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Rent Apartment in Lagos Portugal

Rent Apartment in Lagos Portugal

One of the most visited cities in the Algarve.

The town of Lagos is located on the western end of the Algarve it has a population of approximately 22,000 residents. These numbers increase tenfold during the summer months, with the arrival of tourists from all over the world and seasonal residents.

If you have occasion to rent an apartment in Lagos take time out in one of the many wonderful coffee shops and just listening to the accents.  Lagos holiday rentals and sought after throughout the summer and nowadays long term rentals for winter months are also popular.

You would think and expect European but I am always delighted to hear the young voices US Canadian, Australian and New Zealand people making Lagos a stop over.

While the majority of the population live along the coast and work in tourism and services, the inland region is sparsely inhabited, with the majority of the people working in agriculture and forestry.

Lagos is one of the most visited cities in the Algarve and Portugal, due to its variety of tourist-friendly beaches, bars, Lagos restaurants, and hotels. It is renowned for its vibrant summer nightlife and parties. Lagos is also a historic centre of the Portuguese Age of Discovery, frequent home of Henry the Navigator, historical shipyard and, at one time, centre of the European slave trade. In 2012, travel website TripAdvisor, classified Lagos as the number 1 travel destination, on a list of “15 destinations on the rise” worldwide.  The Lagos Marina is an exciting vibrant area to visit.   Enjoy a superb English breakfast and it might be worth look at the option of renting a Lagos Marina apartment.

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