Matança do Porco – A Portuguese Festival

Matança do Porco is a Portuguese festival that has been brought to life in California’s Central Valley. Beginning in the practical roots of skill sharing and food preservation; today it is a celebration family and community.

Special Thanks to the Meneses Family for having us! Obrigado!


Category: Food
About The Author
- Born in the Philippines, raised in New Jersey, and living in Visalia. I'm a fan of people and the culture they create. I arrived here from Los Angeles in 2006 teary eyed from the "smell of money" (a.k.a. cow poop) and what I thought was a lack of "things to do".I met some wonderful friends along the way that helped guide me through our close knit communities to discover a growing art culture, a love for fine food, great music, and community. It's time we share this richness with each other and the rest of the world - this is Joaquin Around.Do you have recommendations, or content to share, contact us here on the site or email me directly at