Serra da Estrêla

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Estrêla, Serra da

 

a mountain range in central Portugal. The Serra da Estrêla, which constitutes the elevated western edge of the Meseta, extends 80 km and rises to an elevation of 1,991 m at Malhão da Estrêla, which is the highest peak in Portugal. The peaks have smooth contours and the slopes are steep and deeply dissected by rivers. The range has meadows and Mediterranean shrub and forest vegetation. There are deposits of tungsten (at Panasqueira), uranium (near Guarda), and tin.

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Having migrated down from the north, cheesemakers brought the same techniques for making Serra de Estrela to this area, which explains why the two cheeses are so similar.
A very replete Vulture and colleagues in Kaftan Corner can attest to the quality of the food - fantastic cheeses from Serra de Estrela, luscious wines from the Dao region, fabulous jams (how about pumpkin and roasted almond?
Touching Boulders by Hand, Portugal, 1994, documents an arduous seven-day walk through the Serra de Estrela in Portugal.