Mountains Gift Basket
In the Algarve Mountains Gift Basket you will find a smell of the sea with a predominance of flavors from the Algarve mountains, through natural products produced by hand in the region.
Appetizing delicacies arrive from the lands of the Algarve interior. With your eyes on the sea, in the distance, your taste and smell will delight in the best that the land gives us. Get ready, because this Mounatin Gift Basket will take you on a true journey to the rural world.
Many know the Algarve for its paradisiacal beaches, but this region is not just made up of coast. In fact, just a few kilometers from the coast, towering mountains rise, rich in biodiversity and priceless raw materials. This mountainous region occupies 50% of the Algarve’s territory and is made up of three main mountain ranges: Espinhaço de Cão, Caldeirão and Monchique, in the latter is the highest point in the Algarve, Fóia at 902 meters above sea level.
The “Barrocal Algarvio” is the area that unites the coast and the mountains in a perfect fusion between countryside and sea, which, due to its different characteristics, offers us excellent conditions and opportunities for cultivation. This area is traditionally the main supplier of agricultural products in the Algarve, including its famous medronho, honey and cork.
With the sea at your back, your eyes fill with green. You walk on limestone and schist rocks, through bushes and undergrowth. The perfumes are intoxicating and awaken the senses to what awaits us at the table. Wild species such as rock roses and rosemary grow naturally here, and others planted by man, such as almond trees, carob trees, olive trees, orange trees, fig trees, strawberry trees and vineyards, which greatly benefit from the quality of the soil and the mild climate.
It is from this region rich in fauna and flora that the raw materials come from to produce artisanal, organic and as natural delicacies as possible. Such as Carob honey, dried fig vinegar, pepper paste to season your stew dishes and cataplanas, among others, not forgetting the diversity of vineyards with their different grape varieties and terroir from Sotavento to Barlavento, which offer excellent quality wines, as well as sparkling wines. The mountains also bring excellent charcuterie made from free-range black pigs. The carob tree offers us different sweets in healthier products for our diet, as it has its natural sweetness, we are talking here about carob syrup, an organic product produced with just two natural ingredients and which has a wide variety of uses in your daily diet. .
Portuguese cuisine is very famous and it’s easy to see why. The products are of quality, regional raw materials are favored, many of them from small local producers, the dishes are varied and all the delicacies are capable of making anyone’s mouth water. The Algarve is an excellent example of this and the Algarve Tasting Basket baskets were created to bring you the best and most authentic of this rich region.
In this Algarve Mountain Gift Basket you will indeed find a smell of the sea, but above all the predominance of mountain flavors.