Fogo: Monte Grande Community hosts Cheese Festival at the end of May

São Filipe, May 4 (Inforpress) – The town of Monte Grande, South of the municipality of São Filipe and with a strong tradition in the livestock sector, will host from May 24 to 29 the Cheese Festival.

The initiative, promoted by Ateliê-Mar, in partnership with the livestock farmers from Monte Grande and the City Hall of São Filipe, aims, according to Leão Lopes, to promote the Monte Grande community and encourage local cheese producers.

The program “Monte Grande, Island of Fogo, Cheese Festival” includes conversations around “Monte Grande and its development”, and cheese, namely tradition and economic innovation, but also an exchange between livestock farmers from Planalto Leste (Santo Antão) and Monte Grande (Fogo), in addition to the holding of the “best cheese in Monte Grande” contest.

The Cheese Festival has music, homemade wine, goat with xerém, cufongo, a kind of bread made of corn, porridge with goat’s milk and lots of cheese, according to Leão Lopes.



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