The story of cheese-making in Serra da Estrela is absolutely fascinating, to say the least! In a small village named Pêraboa, only 14 km away from the city of Covilhã, you will find the challenging Cheese Museum – Museu do Queijo. This museum tells its visitors the amazing stories of docile sheep, witty shepherds who have inhabited the mountains since the beginning of time, the routes of sheep flocks across Portugal and Spain. And the museum’s guide, Pedro, is an amazing host who tells all these surprising stories with humour, deep-rooted knowledge and extreme hospitality!

Opening hours

Opened from 10:30 to 12:30 and from 14:30 to 17:30

Closing days

  • Monday
  • Thursday afternoon