Meet the Producers and the Retailers
Several producers and retailers have cooperated with the STRINGS project. We are grateful to them!
Mercearia dos Açores (Lisbon)
We are a store selling products 100% from the Azores!
We have the best products from the 9 islands of the Azores, from: Wines, Liqueurs, Jams, Sausages, Biscuits, "Queijadas", fresh meat, handicrafts and much more! We are Azoreans with great pride in our origins. Passionate about welcoming and showing what is best done in the nine islands of the Azores.
Since 2014 we are a true meeting point of the Azoreans and all those passionate about this magical archipelago.
We sell online to the whole country, as well as abroad!
Online store with deliveries at: www.merceariadosacores.pt
Mel de Santa Maria (Valpaços)
Mel Santa Maria (MSM), established in 1995, is an organic honey company located in Santa Maria de Émeres, Valpaços, Trás-os-Montes. MSM aims at producing high-quality honey and wants the consumer to feel nature in each bottle of his honey. The honey production includes several types (as Chestnut or Rosemary honey).
MSM has received several national and international awards, such as Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2020 at the Annual Honey Contest organized by FNAP - Federation National Beekeepers of Portugal. With this honey it is possible to get an experience of the pure nature of Trás-os-Montes.
MSM sells online nationally and internationally!
Online store with deliveries at: https://melsantamaria.com/
Quality is our priority!
Created in August 2014, Queijaria was the first Cheese Shop in Portugal specialized in high quality Portuguese and International handmade cheese. We stock more than 60 varieties of cheese, authentic creations from Affineurs and handmade producers, using the traditional methods handed down from generation to generation, taking advantage of the modern techniques. We sell cheese by weight according to the needs of each client. We plan and organize tastings for private or corporate events.
We make tastings and sell cheese by weight according to the needs of each client (General Public or HORECA channel).
We are a reference in Portugal!
Quinta de Cães (Beira Alta)
Quinta de Cães olive oil is based on the recovery of old olive groves, work that has been carried out over the last few years.
Based in Beira Alta, this extra virgin olive oil is obtained from traditional olive groves, combining innovative hands production methods. We bet on monovarietal production, namely the Galega and Cornicabra varieties, both autoctones in this region. The Galega variety brings us a more, ripe, fruity and smooth olive oil; the Cornicabra an olive oil greener, bitter and spicy.
Our goal is for our customers to taste and season their food with the greatest joy!
Pedro Milanos (Peso da Régua)
We are a small family business, our land, named Quinta Senhora da Graça is situated in the middle of the Douro - World Heritage Site. About 3km from the city of Peso da Régua and 4km from Santa Marta de Penaguião, our vineyards extend over 3 hectares that, facing southwest, provide a lovely view over the Douro River and excellent conditions to grow and harvest grapes from selected varieties such as Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca, Malvasia Fina, Códega and Rabigato that give rise to our wines.
We do not use glyphosate on our soil, we have a toxic-free soil and the olive oil we produce, even though it is not much, it is organic.
Here, you can make wine tastings, try our gastronomy, or take walks along rural paths, identified and signaled by the municipality to which we belong.
The wines are sold directly to the final consumer and to some restaurants (that are our clients) in Lisbon and Porto. We make small exports to Northern Europe.
Queres uma Bolachada - Mercearia Fina | Fine Grocery store (Porto)
This is our story, our concept...
The grocery "Queres uma Bolachada" is a "young" project, with 5 years, of a couple who likes what is national. YES! Because "what is national is good!".
We are located in the heart of Porto, at Rua da Bainharia n.º 50. Here, in our grocery store, you will only find Portuguese products, some of small artisanal producers, authentic! Anyone who knows us, knows that is who we are. Zealous. We want what' is best for us and for our clients. Thus, we prefer quality over quantity!
In our grocery store, you can find the wonderful and well-kept preserves of sardines, mackerel, horse mackerel (among others); the salt and salt flower from our salt pans; craft beers; wine or olive oil from Trás-os-Montes. You can also buy infusions, condiments, soaps, honey and various products derived from honey, sweets, jams, chutney or our 100% homemade 'Bolachadas' (waffles).
All this in a warm environment, where the client can enjoy a moment of relaxation, particularly in our corner of the 'Letra'.
But to understand all this, the better is to come by!
'Lacticínios Fresqueijo' is a company located in the municipality of Mafra. It is a company dedicated to the production and commercialization of cottage cheese of the highest quality.
Considering the modern days, the course of 'Lacticínios Fresqueijo' can cause some perplexity, especially when in view of its (lack of) presence on social media. Although this fact can be understood as a manifestation of a certain anachronism on the part of the company, this more discreet mood of Fresqueijo, whether on social media or in any other dissemination platform, results from a business model whose evolution has been rooted, to a large extent, in the word-of-the-mouth of our customers.
While this type of advertising is certainly not one that allows its sales to be boosted more quickly, Fresqueijo's solid and sustainable growth is an unequivocal sign that our commitment to quality, often at the expense of quantity, is a winning bet.
This commitment to the quality of our products does not mean, therefore, "just" a commitment to all those who in their day-to-day prefer our cheeses: it is a commitment to the future of Fresqueijo.
CARM - Casa Agrícola Roboredo Madeira, SA (Vila Nova de Foz Côa)
Since the 17th century, the Roboredo Madeira family has produced almonds, olives, and grapes in the Douro superior and Beira interior regions, with a passion for land and respect for nature and people who inhabit the region. Its oldest vineyards are over 100 years old. Currently its managers are the founders, Celso Madeira and his youngest son, Filipe Roboredo Madeira. CARM's aim is to make wines with character, which express the local terroirs, but with a more international approach, with elegance, balance, and freshness.
All the vineyards are cultivated in an organic mode, without the use of chemicals. At the Winery, built in 2004, the most modern technology is used in processing the grapes. For the white wines, the varieties Gouveio, Viosinho, Rabigato, Síria, Moscatel, Galego and Códega do Larinho are mainly used. For the red wines, mostly Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca and Tinta Roriz are used, complemented by Red Cão, Sousão and Tinta Francisca. Rosé wine is produced solely from Touriga Nacional grapes. CARM wines are sold in more than 40 countries and several of our wines have been internationally awarded.
In addition to its wines, CARM globally stands out for the olive oils, which were already 13 times awarded with the Mario Solinas Awards (the 'Nobel Prize' for olive oils). Also noteworthy is the line of gourmet products based on CARM olive oils (olive pastes, artichoke creams and dried tomatoes, pesto, peppers stuffed with tuna and cheese, olives and artichoke hearts) and vinegars - one of them produced from the Touriga Nacional grape, aged for more than 15 years in oak casks.
Cozinha Regional de Fumeiro - Manuel Joaquim Fernandes (Torre de Moncorvo)
Behind the landscape beauties of Trás-os-Montes there is a varied range of traditional products of quality and flavors, based on the particular mode of production of ancestral habits, transmitted from generation to generation. Our Regional Kitchen of Fumeiro (Cured meat) is located in the Parish of Felgueiras, Municipality of Torre de Moncorvo, District of Bragança.
This is a family business, founded in 2004, whose main aim focuses on the production of Trás-os-Montes quality cured meats and sausages, respecting traditional manufacturing methods, without forgetting the hygiene and food care required by law.
The traditional cured meats and sausages are produced using pork meat, white meat or even game meat, seasoned and filled manually, with metal fillers. It should be noted that the products do not contain the addition of preservatives or dyes. The drying method also this traditional is made through dry firewood. This is the only way to maintain unique products with irresistible flavors.
In our daily production line we manufacture essentially, "alheiras", chorizos, "morcelas" and meat or bone "salpicão" (varieties of sausages).
LOA - The Olive World (Lisboa)
My name is Ricardo Faria, father of two boys and married with Andreia Alves. After 10 years working as a Civil Engineer, I had this crazy idea - Why are there so many wine stores in Portugal and none of olive oil? I started to research all about the portuguese olive oil, I visited several producers and had started a training course at the Agronomic Institute of Lisbon, to learn how to taste and evaluate olive oil. This knowledge changed my life!
My passion raized fast and I decided to leave my job and open my own store in April 2017 dedicated to the best portuguese olive oils, LOA - The Olive World. The concept is to have the best olive oils from different regions of Portugal, made with different olive varieties, but all extra virgin and most of them from small and traditional farmers.
Now I consider myself an olive oil lover and expert, but also an educator, because I always try to share my knowledge with everyone, to create awareness. People more aware will make better choices.
Olive oil is health 💚
Quintal Bioshop (Porto)
Quintal Bioshop was born in 2006 from the desire of a sister and a brother, Mónica and Carlos Mata, to establish their own business, associated with the long-standing interest, transmitted within the family, in an organic diet related to a healthy lifestyle.
Quintal Bioshop is a space whose various aspects can be summed up in two fundamental aspects, a healthy diet guided by conscious consumption. It is an organic grocery store that sells all kinds of food products, increasingly investing on vegetables and fruits from nearby organic producers in order to reduce the ecological footprint as much as possible. In addition to food products, it also focuses on natural cosmetics, hygiene products and ecological detergents.
We are proud to be one of the first stores in the city dedicated exclusively to
this longing, to contribute to the improvement of the quality of life of
customers by promoting healthy eating habits, free of harmful chemicals and of the
harms of mass production.