Gastronomy

Food lovers will appreciate the varied traditional cuisine of the Azores. For example, if you like your fish straight out of the sea, then these islands will make the perfect holiday. Main courses and sweet puddingscome in many varieties, and fine cheeses are locally produced, particularly on São Jorgeisland.

Home-grown fruit includes pineapple and tropical passion-fruit, while perfumed tea is grown on the island of São Miguel.

When it comes to complementing your meal with a drink, be sure to try the local red and white wines, plus the firewater “aguardente”from Graciosa island, Biscoitos fromTerceira island and of course the “verdelho”wine from Pico.