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

  • SISAB 2016 - International Trade Fair
    SISAB 2016 - International Trade Fair

    The next days February 29, March 01 and 02 we will be present again in SISAB 2016 – International Trade Fair for Portuguese Food and Beverage.

    Written on Friday, 26 February 2016 15:24 Read more...
  • 2016 annual chesse fair
    2016 annual chesse fair

    Eira da Vila Cheese Factory will be present at the XV edition of Cheese Fair of Alentejo to be held between 26 and 28 February in Hall of Serpa exhibitions.

    Written on Friday, 26 February 2016 15:24 Read more...
  • Silver Medal - Mundial du Fromague
    Silver Medal - Mundial du Fromague

    Eira da Vila Cheese Factory, won the silver medal at the 2015 Cured Sheep cheese held in "Mondial du Fromage et des Produits Laitiers 2015 - Tours - France".

    Written on Friday, 26 February 2016 15:24 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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