Protected Designation of Origin


Our Amarelo da Beira Baixa DOP, Castelo Branco DOP and Picante da Beira Baixa DOP cheese have Protected Designation of Origin (PDO), in Portuguese DOP.

The Protected Designation of Origin is the name of an area, a specific place or, in exceptional cases, the name of a country, used as a designation for an agricultural product or a foodstuff, which comes from such an area, place or country, whose quality or properties are significantly or exclusively determined by the geographical environment, including natural and human factors, whose production, processing and preparation takes place within the determined geographical area. In other words, to receive the PDO status, the entire product must be traditionally and entirely manufactured (prepared, processed and produced) within the specific region and thus acquire unique properties.