Do you know what Porto’s secret sweet is?

One of the best desserts in town is the éclair 🙂

Leitaria da Quinta do Paço has a rich history that combines tradition and innovation. The tradition dates back over 100 years when the company started producing milk and its byproducts such as butter, cheese, and whipped cream.

Initially, it was the first milk distributor in the northern region of Portugal from its factory in Paços de Ferreira. It was also the pioneer in pasteurizing milk and distributing it in glass bottles to vendors in Porto. At that time, milk was sold to end consumers by women who carried it in jugs on their heads.

Over the years, Leitaria da Quinta do Paço has won numerous awards for the excellent quality of its milk products. However, as the company’s owners grew older, it faced stiff competition and lost its competitive edge. Consequently, the company was on the verge of shutting down, like many other traditional businesses.

However, in 2012, Leitaria da Quinta do Paço changed ownership and was restructured while keeping its original recipes.

If you are in Porto’s historic city center, you can find the store near the Lello bookstore on Praça Guilherme Gomes Fernandes or close to the Bolhão Market.

For more information visit the website

(All the black and white photos were taken from the official website of Leitaria da Quinta do Paço)

Quinta do Paço
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