Portuguese Traditional Products

Portuguese Traditional Products



Portugal has an extensive and diverse range of food from traditional nature, associated with each of the regions of the country and to Mediterranean diet, which resulted from the cultural influence in the preparation of these foods, the living heritage of a unique and rich gastronomic patrimony.     find out more



  • PDO

    Protected Designation of Origin


  • PGI

    Protected Geographical Indication


  • TSG

    Traditional Speciality Guaranteed


Carne dos Açores IGP

Production method: The calves are fed with their mother’s milk up to 3 months old. From there on they feed in the Azorean pastures up to the age when they are slaughtered, their diet often being supplemented with hay and silage obtained locally or with energy and protein concentrates.

Special features: The Carne dos Açores PGI characteristic aroma and flavor it’s due to its traditional production method, in particular the way they graze and are fed.

Production area: The Carne dos Açores PGI production area encompasses all the islands of the azorean archipelago: Santa Maria, São Miguel, Terceira, São Jorge, Graciosa, Pico, Faial, Flores and Corvo.

History: Despite the uniqueness of each island, their volcanic nature and the abundant and regular rainfall gave origin to fairly homogeneous soils throughout the archipelago. In fact, their aptitude for pastures and cattle breeding was recorded as early as the 16th century. Since then, the pastures became of paramount importance to the Azorean agriculture, supporting a sizeable livestock population and giving rise to a set of traditional practices of cattle management of that persist to this day.

Certification mark

marca acores
Product specification (pdf)

Geographical area

Producer group
Federação Agrícola dos Açores, CRL

Control and certification body
Comissão Técnica de Controlo e Certificação – Instituto de Alimentação e Mercados Agrícolas

Publication in EU official journal
Regulamento (CE) n.º o 617/2003 da Comissão – L89/3 05.04.2003
Publicação do Documento Único (2002/C168/06) – C 168/12 13.7.2002

Publication in the Portuguese official journal
Despacho n.º 1/2000/A – 08.03.2000


Dieta Mediterrânica

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