Founded in 1829 by Baltazar Ruiz Castanheiro, it has belonged to the same family for five generations, and has won recognition in various international exhibitions both for its traditional portugueses cakes and pastries, and for its creative innovation over the years.
Among these was the introduction of the "Bolo Rei" (The Kings Cake), customarily associated with Christmas, brought to Portugal by the son of the founder in the middle of the 19th Century.