Portugal – Serra da
Episode 4, from Season 4
Until recently, Portugal’s traditional ewe's milk cheeses were rarely found outside the country. Will travels to the rugged mountains in the north to learn about the king of Portuguese cheese: Serra de Estrela. Dating back to pre-Roman times, this cheese is still made from ewe's milk and curdled with the juice of cardoon thistles. After travelling south to look at some of "the king's" close cousins, Will heads to the beautiful, rugged island of Sao Jorge in the Azores to learn about the benchmark cheeses of ‘Little Switzerland’.