10 Regional Products of Madeira to know

Madeira has a vast “catalog” of regional products, in this article we present a list of ten regional products from Madeira to try or get to know while enjoying your holiday on the island.

10 Regional Products from Madeira Island

1. Madeira Wine

Madeira Wine

Madeira Wine (Photography credits Agne27)

Madeira wine is one of Madeira’s best-known regional products in the world. Its production begins shortly after the discovery of the island of Madeira, since historical records show that 25 years after colonization, Madeira Wine was already exported.

2. Embroidery

Madeira embroidery

Madeira embroidery (Photography credits Visit Madeira)

Like Madeira Wine, the history of Madeira Embroidery goes back to the beginning of the colonization of the archipelago by the nobles who were in Madeira. Embroidery is used as a decorative item for the home and clothing.

3. “Bolo do Caco”

Bolo do Caco

“Bolo do Caco” (Photography credits Visit Madeira)

“Bolo do Caco” is the regional product very present in Madeiran gastronomy. It’s called “Bolo”, but it’s actually a variety of bread.

4. Honey Cake

Honey Cake

Honey Cake (Photography credits Visit Madeira)

The Honey Cake is one of the best known delicacies in the region. This type of cake is made with sugar cane honey and is able to be preserved for a long time.

5. Honey Biscuits

Honey Biscuits

Honey Biscuits (Photography credits Visit Madeira)

Like the Honey Cake, the honey biscuits are made with sugar cane honey and are also one of the regional delicacies. They are very popular during Madeira’s Christmas season.

6. Cane honey

Cane honey

Cane honey (Photography credits Visit Madeira)

Originating from sugar cane, Honey from Cana is widely used in making many of the regional delicacies on the island of Madeira. For example, the Honey & biscuit cake mentioned above.

7. Banana

Banana from Madeira

Banana from Madeira

The banana is also the product / fruit that the island of Madeira is known for. It is recognized as being of great quality and quantity of production.

8. Custard Apple

Custard Apple

Custard Apple (Photography credits Forest & Kim Starr)

The custard apple is a regional but with a tropical flavor fruit. The production of this type of product occupies an area of 104 hectares in the region.

9. Sugarcane

Sugarcane

Sugarcane

Sugarcane was very important in the History of Madeira, originating the “White Gold Era”. Currently its production is intended for the production of cane honey and cane spirit.

10. Poncha

Poncha is one of the most traditional and well-known drinks on Madeira Island. It is made with sugar cane spirit, sugar and lemon juice.

In addition to the products mentioned above, the island of Madeira has other regional products, from fruit to artisanal products and much more.

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