Serra da Estrela Cheese Production Workshop

With over eight centuries of history, Serra da Estrela cheese is an essential landmark in Portuguese gastronomy, whose production is maintained in a traditional way.

In this experience, taking place at the Casa da Ínsua Queijaria, you will have the opportunity to learn about the Casa da Ínsua cheese history, as well as try the cheese itself, and enter the cheese production line - starting between 9:30 and 10:00, depending on the curdling process of the sheep's milk.

At 11.00 am the hands-on activity of the workshop ends and the visit continues in the three cheese preservation and maturing chambers. We also give you the opportunity to visit the sheep fold and the thistle field next to the Queijaria.


The workshop includes:

  • Visitor Kit: gown, cap, shoe protection and mask
  • 10% discount when purchasing Casa da Ínsua cheese at the store


Opening hours:

  • Monday to Friday, except holidays.
  • Activity available from November to May
  • Start scheduled at between 9:30 and 10:00 am
  • Duration: between 1.5 and 2 hours



  • Hotel Parador Casa da Ínsua, 3550-126 Penalva do Castelo Portugal
  • GPS coordinates: 40.676410, -7.706997


Conditions and costs:

  • Minimum participants: 4 | Maximum participants: 10
  • Price per adult: €20
  • Price per child from 5 to 10 years old: €10
  • Children up to the age of 4 are not allowed to participate in the kilning process and are not allowed to enter the production line



Telephone: (+351 232 642 222) / (+351) 232 640 110