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Idiazabal Cheese Farm & Flysch Route

Donostia, Spain

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Experience hosted by Alvaro

5 hours
Includes food, drinks, transportation
Up to 4 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

EXPLORE THE BASQUE COAST - VISIT THE FAMILY CHEESE FARM - TASTE THE CHEESE

The places visited make this experience a combination of: breathtaking views, Basque Culture and tastes new to the senses.

The BREATHTAKING VIEWS will start in Zumaia, a beautiful fishing town where the noisy and crowded streets of San Sebastian's Old Town give way to a peaceful and quite atmosphere that hides a unique treasure:

The FLYSCH. Its beauty is unparalleled to any other place in the Basque Coast. Take a walk of one hour and fall in love with a place where the rocks formations drop steeply to the sea level and suddenly meet the Atlantic Ocean. You will be impressed learning how this cliffs where formed! After, we'll leave the coast and I'll drive you towards the Cheese Farm:

Visit an authentic IDIAZABAL ARTISAN CHEESE FARM and I will show you the whole cheese making process, from milking to maturation. You will see the herd of sheep in their barn (or in the fields, if it's summer season), and learn about their dairy routine (diet, veterinary examinations...), essential to guarantee a First Class Idiazabal Cheese. You will also visit the installations where the milk is processed, and of course..:

TASTE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF CHEESE and pair them with Basque Cider or Txakoli. Authentic Basque Products presented in an authentic Basque Experience that will stay in your memory forever.
Other things to note
Bring comfortable shoes! Remember that we will walk for one hour along Zumaia and the Flysch Route in the Basque Coast (nothing hard though).
EXPLORE THE BASQUE COAST - VISIT THE FAMILY CHEESE FARM - TASTE THE CHEESE

The places visited make this experience a combination of: breathtaking views, Basque Culture and tastes new to the senses.

The BREATHTAKING VIEWS will start in Zumaia, a beautiful fishing town where the noisy and crowded streets of San Sebastian's Old Town give way to a peaceful and quite atmosphere that hides a unique treasure:

The FLYSCH…

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What's included

  • Food
    A variety of artisan Idiazabal Cheeses: fresh, semicured and cured. You wil...
  • Drinks
    I would advise to pair the cheese with Basque Cider or txakoli (Basque Whit...
  • Transportation
    Pick up and drop off at San Sebastian. All transportation costs (fuel, park...
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/ person
Sun, Nov 29
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
$122 per person
$122 per person
Mon, Nov 30
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
$122 per person
$122 per person
Tue, Dec 1
2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
$122 per person
$122 per person

Meet your host, Alvaro

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 7 Reviews
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Born and raised in San Sebastian, I know the Basque Idiazabal Cheese and the Flysch Routes like the back of my hand.

Every Sunday since I was a kid, my father and I would pick a different walking route and discover new, beautiful spots. Among all, the Flysch Route is my favourite: located in the Basque Coast, the cliffs are a natural piece of art of infinite geological and esthetic value that show us the history of the Earth's evolution... during the last 60 million years!

Regarding cheese, it was at the age of 10 when I became passionate about the whole cheese making process, after visiting a close friend's farm. Since then, I have not stopped visiting cheese farms and looking for new flavors and textures to try. Visit an authentic Idiazabal cheese farm and I will show you the whole cheese making process: from milking to maturation.
Born and raised in San Sebastian, I know the Basque Idiazabal Cheese and the Flysch Routes like the back of my hand.

Every Sunday since I was a kid, my father and I would pick a different walking route and discover new, beautiful spots. Among all, the Flysch Route is my favourite: located in the Basque Coast, the cliffs are a natural piece of art of infinite geological and esthetic value that show us the history of the Earth's evolution... during the last 60 million years…
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Where you'll be

9:45 - ARRIVAL AT ZUMAIA FLYSCH:
· Visit Zumaia, a beautiful tiny fishing town: learn about its culture and traditions.
· Walk along the Flysch: a hidden geological treasure in the Basque Coast.
12:00 - ARRIVAL AT THE FAMILY CHEESE FARM:
· See the sheep and the installations, learn the process from milking to cheese maturation.
· Eat the different types of Cheese and pair them with Basque Cider or wine.
13:45 - Back at San Sebastian.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 7 reviews.

Javier
March 2020
Gran experiencia y mejor anfitrión Gracias Álvaro por crear algo tan especial y que nunca podríamos haber hecho por nuestra cuenta! A pesar de la lluvia, pudimos disfrutar de una mañana completísima ya que a Álvaro no se le escapó detalle: cuando llegamos al punto de encuentro estaba esperándonos puntual y con una sonrisa, lleno de energía y actitud y empeñado en crear buen ambiente desde el primer momento. Llevó paraguas y botellas de agua en un coche limpio y bien cuidado, y condujo muy bien, hecho importante para mi, que me mareo con facilidad. Por otro lado, lo que incluye la experiencia es algo verdaderamente auténtico tanto por los lugares visitados como por lo que Álvaro cuenta de ellos: el pueblo pesquero de Zumaia muy pintoresco y las historias de los balleneros vascos muy interesantes. La caminata por los acantilados Flysch, espectacular, y la granja familiar Idiazabal, quizá lo más auténtico y especial de toda la experiencia: comes un queso artesano y delicios habiendo aprendido previamente cómo se elabora y habiendo visto las ovejas de donde procede la leche. No se puede pedir más!
Gran experiencia y mejor anfitrión Gracias Álvaro por crear algo tan especial y que nunca podríamos haber hecho por nuestra cuenta! A pesar de la lluvia, pudimos disfrutar de una…
Alvaro
March 2020
La facilidad de Álvaro para comunicar y conectar con la gente hacen que parezca que un amigo que ya conocías previamente te está enseñando algo que de verdad quiere que conozcas. Los paisajes increíbles, y la experiencia en la granja Idiazabal es algo verdaderamente auténtico que definitivamente se desmarca de la típica atracción turística y te permite ver, en origen, la razón por la cual el producto gastronómico de San Sebastián y País Vasco en general tiene tan buena calidad y fama.
La facilidad de Álvaro para comunicar y conectar con la gente hacen que parezca que un amigo que ya conocías previamente te está enseñando algo que de verdad quiere que conozcas. L…
Pablo
March 2020
Sal de San Sebastian! Esto es una experiencia diferente y verdaderamente local en la que, tanto Álvaro como sus compañeros de la granja Idiazabal te van a transmitir lo que el País Vasco significa para ellos. Realmente merece la pena salir a visitar la Costa Vasca de la mano de gente que ha nacido y crecido allí. 100% recomendable!
Sal de San Sebastian! Esto es una experiencia diferente y verdaderamente local en la que, tanto Álvaro como sus compañeros de la granja Idiazabal te van a transmitir lo que el País…
Cecilia
March 2020
Un amigo en San Sebastian La experiencia está muy bien diseñada por el hecho de combinar paisajes de la Costa Vasca difíciles de encontrar por una misma, y la visita a la granja (más difícil de encontrar si cabe), donde te enseñan el proceso de elaboración artesana Idiazabal de principio a fin. Es un queso que, si vais a restaurantes de la zona, vais a encontrar en muchos postres... y está delicioso! En la quesería sabe aún mejor. Pero... ante todo, el guía: Álvaro se preocupa, desde el primer momento, de que todo esté saliendo bien y que todo el mundo esté a gusto con la experiencia. Es muy flexible y se nota que es nativo del País Vasco. Fue un auténtico placer aprender sobre el idioma, la historia y la gastronomía de su tierra, sin olvidar las anécdotas personales! GRAN EXPERIENCIA Y GRAN CONVERSACIÓN. Hasta siempre y gracias.
Un amigo en San Sebastian La experiencia está muy bien diseñada por el hecho de combinar paisajes de la Costa Vasca difíciles de encontrar por una misma, y la visita a la granja (…
Elena
March 2020
Mi pareja y yo nos hemos mudado a vivir a San Sebastian y decidimos reservar esta experiencia para tener una primera toma de contacto con la cultura local. Si te gusta salir de la ciudad y aprender sobre las costumbres autóctonas del País Vasco, Álvaro es la persona indicada en San Sebastian. Extremadamente cercano pero a la vez muy profesional ¡Y sabe de lo que habla! Los paisajes increibles y la gente de la granja Idiazabal muy acogedora, se notaba una conexión muy buena entre ellos. Además, Álvaro nos dio excelentes recomendaciones de bares, restaurantes y demás actividades quehacer por San Sebastian y alrededores. Seguro que volvemos a coincidir! Hemos hecho un amigo. Reservad, merece la pena.
Mi pareja y yo nos hemos mudado a vivir a San Sebastian y decidimos reservar esta experiencia para tener una primera toma de contacto con la cultura local. Si te gusta salir de l…
Virginia
March 2020
Senza dubbio il modo migliore per conoscere i Paesi Baschi! Nel nostro viaggio abbiamo visto Madrid, Barcellona, Siviglia e San Sebastián, che è quella che ci è piaciuta di più in assoluto perché, nonostante la città sia stupenda di per sé, c’è tantissimo da vedere e da scoprire anche nei dintorni! Alvaro è una guida eccezionale ed offre un’esperienza completissima. Si nota subito che è un ragazzo con una forte passione per la sua terra (tra l’altro, dimostra di conoscerla a fondo). L’esperienza che abbiamo scelto, combina da una parte una passeggiata stupenda nella “Costa Vasca” - che probabilmente non saremmo riusciti a vedere perché è difficilmente accessibile ai “non autoctoni” - dall’altra una visita a un caseificio in cui si produce formaggio di capra artigianale, che a quanto pare é tipico della zona ed è delizioso! È stata una giornata pazzesca perché abbiamo visto di tutto! Animali, paesaggi stupendi, spiagge meravigliose…abbiamo anche imparato a fare il formaggio, nonostante i complicatissimi macchinari di produzione (e ci hanno fatto provare vari tipi di formaggio, slurp!) È stata indubbiamente una delle esperienze migliori che abbiamo avuto il piacere di vivere in questo viaggio. Metterci in contatto con Alvaro è stata un colpo di fortuna! Adesso che sappiamo che offre altri tour, ci toccherà tornare e scoprirne di più! Lo raccomando assolutamente.
Senza dubbio il modo migliore per conoscere i Paesi Baschi! Nel nostro viaggio abbiamo visto Madrid, Barcellona, Siviglia e San Sebastián, che è quella che ci è piaciuta di più in…

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Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests of all ages can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.