Are you going to Scarborough fair?

No, I’m going to another fair!

You might remember my post last week about cheese. Well, now I’m here to announce the XXII Festa do Queijo Serra da Estrela 2013 e outros produtos locais de qualidade. Say whaaaaat?

What is it? It’s a cheese fair! In this cheese fair the star is none other than the Serra da Estrela cheese I told you about. All you need to know is that it includes cheese tastings, show cooking, live folk music and several activities for those of us who enjoy sports and/or have children and/or are curious to know more about wool (also very important for the economy of the region. Sheep = wool + cheese. Get it?). You’ll be able to not only taste but also buy cheese, local cured meats and handicraft. I bet there will also be local honey, bread and sweets.

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Where is it? Very close to the biggest mountainous region in Portugal, Serra da Estrela, in a town called Oliveira do Hospital. As usual, Google Maps knows where it is. The fair will take place at the local fair spot (Recinto da Feira de Oliveira do Hospital).

When will that be? 9th (10 a.m. – 7 p.m.) and 10th March (10 a.m. – 6 p.m.).

How can I know more about it? Come on, I already told you all that I know! Oh, wait, you can check their Facebook page. It’s all in Portuguese but you can have a look at the pretty pictures.

Going to the fair will be a good excuse to visit one of my favourite places in the country which will  likely be covered in snow – fingers crossed!

Can’t wait to go there and tell you all about it! There will be a review on the fair but also on the hotel and, probably, a restaurant or two. Don’t miss it!

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