The Arouquesa meat has a unique taste to which no one can be indifferent. It has been assumed as a real ex-libris, combining traditional recipes with innovation. Thus, the Arouca Geopark has developed many show cooking activities, where the new flavors merge with the traditional knowledge and tastes.
The mountainous landscape is not the same without the animals that characterize these places. These animals move slowly, are really friendly and get easily frightened. Its robustness is unusual, having into account the few food supplies they have through the mountain slopes. In many cases, they still substitute the machines in some jobs, and they can have a 16 to 18 year life. The quietness and beauty of the mountains where they live is also part of life of these animals.