Pastes are a more practical way of using fish in food. With the same standards of quality and freshness that characterize the whole range of "Cego do Maio” products, these pastes are a simple and very nice way to enrich any starter.
Cego do Maio cannery got this name after the greatest Hero of Póvoa, a Sardine fisherman of the XIX century that saved countless lives from the fierce sea. He threw himself into the dark sea, against waves and storms, with arms stuck in the foam to the point of oars, saved from death, lost men. On the beach he appeared like a saint, depositing in the lap of the mothers and in the lap of women, safe, the helpless.
By his deeds D. Luís, King of Portugal, named him Knight of the Kingdom of the Order of Torre Espada. It is this Knight Fisherman that this brand pays homage.
Land of canneries, in Póvoa de Varzim was found, vestiges of a Roman factory of preserved fish from the I Century AD. The production used to be made in tanks, next to the tide, where they were placed the remains of fish and molluscs mixed with small, and crushed fish. This "Garum" was then placed in amphorae and then taken on boats for the entire Mediterranean. The business of fish salting developed quite in the seventeenth century. In the century XVIII Póvoa was already the largest fish market in the north of the country. Only in the beginning of the XX century the first Modern Canning Cakes arose.
Cego do Maio Cannery are heirs to this priority need to keep fish fresh, from the time it abounds, to the long winter months when the fisherman can not get out to sea. The time, wisdom and knowledge of the quality of Portuguese work has transformed our canning industry into a real success, where we have created products of excellence in what has become an ideal complement to the healthy and sustainable Mediterranean diet.