A tasty shop where to buy some delicious french cheeses, the finest portuguese organic wines and deli.
In the heart of Tavira, a friendly place to taste and buy some delicious french cheeses and the finest portuguese organic wines. A tasty shop where organic will be in highlights.
Who are we ?
We are a french couple, Gaëlle and Guillaume, we have been living in Algarve for 8 years. In 2015 we have created a company to promote and distribute the portuguese organic, biodynamic and natural wines in our region. Our clients are mainly restaurants, bars and a few organic groceries. For a long time, we have been wishing to open our own shop to the public.
To extend our product offer, we decided to sell fine french cheese by the slice. We are missing widely our favourite Comté, Saint-Nectaire and others Crottins de Chavignol ! And we are not the only one ! Lots of expats, and native Portugueses who have been living in France would be very delighted to find great and different cheeses.
Of course, the Covid19 moved all our plans...but after mature reflexion, we decided to go on.
We have found a very nice little shop in the heart of Tavira, in the main shopping street.
Tavira is a charming small city in Algarve, southern Portugal. Located in the Ria Formosa natural park, it's a very dynamic and touristic town.
The shop will be divided into three sections :
1 – Cheese by the slice:
On a nice refrigerated display, we will present mainly french cheeses (handcrafted, raw milk and organic) but also a meticulous selection of local products, spanish manchegos, mozzarellas, burattas and more, always according the seasons. As for our wine selection, small and independent producers will be preferred.
Some hand-crafted frenc cheeses.
2 – The wine cellar :
Since 5 years now, we are working hand in hand with 15 independant producers, all committed to an organic, biodynamic or natural wine approach. More than offering you the finest portuguese terroir wines, we will provide you competent advice to help your choice between more than 100 references.
A few wines without added sulfites.
3 – The grocery :
We will present a range of gourmet produtcs with carefully selected portuguese honeys and olive oils, spices, organic teas, chocolate, coffee and more. All this range will come from the organic sector.
Committed to the protection of environment and to the welfare of domestic and wild animals, we have always been trying to eat and drink safe and good, organic when possible. We would be very delighted to share this values with you, in a small place alike to ours, without dogmatism, focused on the pleasure of good food and drinks, in the respect of the nature and biodiversity.
The terrace :
You will be pleased to sit on our small shady terrace, enjoying a glass of very nice (organic) wine or a bottle if you are with friends, eventually combined with a cheese board from our selection. We will also suggest some based cheese tapas : burrata on fresh tomato coulis, watermelon and greek feta, roasted goat cheese and figs and more.
This variations on the theme cheese-vegetable will change regularly to match the passing seasons.
Our aim: to create a friendly space where it's pleasant to stop, to buy fine cheeses and wines, to have a glass, to share a moment with us. We really look forward receiving you at Tchin-Cheese !
Allocation of funds
We ask you to support us in this adventure. We already have the trust of our producers, our banker and the rental agreement is signed. With some friends, we will do the works needed inside. We will fund our first cheese, wine and grocery stock.
In the aim to finalize our establishment, we are missing 5435€. This money will be invested in :
A refrigerated cabinet to store the cheese : 1800€
A refrigerated display to present the cheese : 2000€
The cash register system with the balance: 1200€
The commission of Kisskissbanbank.com: 8%
If the target of 5435€ is exceeded, we will invest in a refrigerated wine cellar and professionnal diswasher.