Welcome to Eira da Vila Cheese Factory

The Cheese factory, inspired by the ancestral knowledge of the cheese, produces sheep cheese, goat cheese and curd cheese respecting the know-how of generations of cheese makers.

The Cheese Factory

The Cheese factory, inspired by the ancestral knowledge of the cheese, produces sheep cheese, goat cheese and curd cheese respecting the know-how of generations of cheese makers in facilities that allow teh production of cheeses and curd cheeses in a safe and clean way.

The Region

The region of Serpa is known for the excellence of its sheep’s cheese, whose production goes way back in time. The art and know-how of cheese makers has been passed from generation to generation and leading to what is today a unique product typical of the region of Serpa.

The Herds

The natural and diverse feeding of the herds that graze the fields results in the production of a milk rich in nutrients with unique characteristics , which during the cheese fermentation and maturation give rise to the distinct aromas and flavours of the cheese.

CHEESE PRODUCTION

Making cheese is an art!. Eira da Vila cheeese factory, produces its products based on ancestral knowledge from the cheese makers of Alentejo. The production of a cheese includes several steps.

THE MILK

A cheese is made of more than 98% milk. The milk quality is essential to obtain quality cheese. Eira da Vila Cheese factory uses selected raw material, purchased directly from the producer, to make its products.

MILK COAGULATION

A coagulant is added to the milk to start the coagulation. The vegetal coagulant Cynara cardunculus (common thistle) is used in the milk coagulation because it produces a more aromatic cheese with a more complex flavour.

THE FERMENTATION

Cheeses after being unmoulded, are stored in curing chambers. At this stage, biochemistry transformations occur within the cheese, such as lactose metabolism, proteolysis, and lipolysis by the lactic bacteria present in the cheese.

Our Cheeses

Eira da Vila cheese factory produces cured cheeses, fresh cheeses and curd cheese.

 

SHEEP CHEESE

Cured sheep cheese

 

GOAT CHEESE

Fresh and cured goat cheese

 

CURD CHEESE

Curd sheep cheese

News

Find out all news about Eira da Vila Cheese factory

  • 2020 Alentejo annual chesse fair
    2020 Alentejo annual chesse fair

    Eira da Vila Cheese Factory will be present at the XIX edition of Cheese Fair of Alentejo to be held between February 28 and March 01 in Hall of Serpa exhibitions.

    Written on Monday, 20 January 2020 15:52 Read more...
  • 2019 Alentejo annual chesse fair
    2019 Alentejo annual chesse fair

    Eira da Vila Cheese Factory will be present at the XVIII edition of Cheese Fair of Alentejo to be held between 22 and 24 February in Hall of Serpa exhibitions.

    Written on Sunday, 20 January 2019 14:50 Read more...
  • 2018 Alentejo annual chesse fair
    2018 Alentejo annual chesse fair

    Eira da Vila Cheese Factory will be present at the XVII edition of Cheese Fair of Alentejo to be held between 23 and 25 February in Hall of Serpa exhibitions.

    Written on Wednesday, 10 January 2018 15:47 Read more...

Contacts and Informations

For orders or more information, we have at your disposal different solutions. You can do so through any of our various contacts.

+ 351 284 588 060

info@queijariaeiradavila.pt


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