I have read somewhere that the VQR is the most pirated brand in the world. I don't know if she is really so famous, but it is certain that you can find A LOT of fake VQR or cheese packaging that imitates more or less the original VQR.
Do you think these cows are happy? They live in the Azores Islands. I took the pictures in São Jorge, Faial and Pico (I can't remember which one is from each island, sorry). I visited five of the nine Azores Islands last month, and I saw A LOT of cows. I even read that in Corvo Island, which I did not visit, there are 430 people and 3000 cows.
The truth is that the Azorean cows do not laugh a lot, at least when I was present. But of course: you do not need to laugh in order to show that you are happy.
And when I bought a brick of milk, that was written on:
|Este é o leite de vacas felizes: |
alimentam-se do fresco pasto açoriano
e respiram o ar puro da ilha,ao ritmo da natureza.
Todas as vacas querem viver aqui!
That means, more or less: 'This is the milk of happy cows. They live on fresh Azorean pastures and breath the fresh air of the island. to the rhythm of the nature. All the cows want to live here!'. Is this just publicity? I did not dare to speak to any of them so... who knows?
|Sent by Rosemary (Canada)|
It is the first one I receive from a box of 32 portions. I am still amazed by the bilingual matter. Even in the advertising inside the box:
English in one side, French in the other side. But did you realise there is a slight difference in the slogan encouraging to try this new flavour? In English they wrote: "So mild and so smooth!". But in French they wrote: "Rire c'est drôlement bon!" (='Laughter is so good/yummy').
As I have explained, when I arrived in Morocco I was surprised because the VQR is everywhere. I saw in some shops BIG boxes containing, wow, 88 triangles of cheese!
Soon I succumbed to temptation and bought one of these. Inside there are some smaller boxes (with 16 or 24 triangles each) like the one in the picture. It says: "not to be sold separately". But, of course, it is sold separately. In Morocco you can buy the triangles of cheese even one by one.
This is a very special VQR.
|Sent by Ana (Portugal)|
This one was sent from Portugal, but in fact it is a Spanish box. In Portugal it is sold as A vaca que ri. I am happy, because it is the first one I have received written in Spanish. The back is so beautiful!
I am really sorry. I am afraid I am missing something important but... I do not know which Ana from Portugal sent me this VQR. I cannot say thank you to her! Please, Ana, give me your address!