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Portimão Market opens the Algarve’s first “presuntaria”

The new shop offers a selection of cured hams, Portuguese wines and small delicacies to please the most demanding palates.

Located inside Portimão’s Municipal Market, the Presuntaria do Mercado opened its doors to the public last Friday. The gourmet shop is the first of its kind in the region, focusing on serving top quality 100% acorn-fed Iberian ham sliced using a special Beher knife, Spain’s leading cured ham producer, boasting almost a century of history and products recognised around the world.

The superior quality of this Spanish brand’s hams results from its complete control of the production process, from rearing the Iberian pigs, fed exclusively on acorns, to the preparation and curing method.

The shop offers freshly sliced ham and a selection of premium Portuguese wines, handpicked to be paired with the hams, for take-away or to be savoured on the spot. The shop also includes a small delicatessen shop, where other gourmet products, such as biscuits and olive oils, can be found.

A calendar of wine tastings and other gourmet events will soon be announced, and an Algarve-wide home delivery service will be launched on the 1st of September.

The new shop has already confirmed it will participate in the next edition of the Rota dos Petiscos, from the 14th of September until the 16th of October.

The Presuntaria do Mercado is open Monday to Friday, from 07:00 to 14:00 and from 17:00 to 20:00, and Saturdays from 07:00 to 14:00.

By Alexandra Stilwell