Dehesa / Montados

The Dehesa (Spanish) or Montados (Portuguese) systems are Mediterranean wood pastures, combining native trees such as holm oak and cork oak with grasslands. The resulting landscape, which combines mature ecological elements (oak trees) with other rejuvenated ones (grasslands), maintains high biodiversity. These landscapes reached their highest extent under the influence of the growth of long-distance […]

Dairymaid, dairyman

Persons which produce milk and cheese on both, seasonal farms and alps, but who do not, in the first place, take care of the herds.

Drive from the mountain pasture

Festive driving the herds down from the high mountain pastures, the conclusion of the Alpine pasture grazing season and beginning of winter season (animals kept in sheds).