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If you don’t like cheese, stay away; otherwise enter at Queijaria Nacional, a shop dedicated to the national traditions from all over the country. A great location in Downtown, in an 18th century building at Rua da Conceição. You won’t miss the shop; since on the other side of the road, you will see a tram 28 stop.
The variety of cheeses that you can find is quite big, mainly Portuguese cheese. In this shop you can find goat cheese, Azeitão cheese, Serra da Estrela cheese (one of the oldest Portuguese cheeses and one of the most known; with a strong taste and a bit buttery), and from the region of Alentejo, you have cheeses from Évora, Serpa and Nisa. From the Atlantic Ocean, more specifically from Azores, you have cheese São Jorge and Pico. It seems that the list doesn’t end; there are some cheeses with nuts, hazelnuts and spices.
But this shop does not sell only cheese; you can also find charcuterie, olive oil, cakes, liqueurs and more.
Sit by the window, watching the bustle in the street and the tram 28 full of tourists. Delight yourself with a tasting menu accompanied by wine.
Now every time that I’m in the neighborhood, I say hello to Ricardo, the owner.