As old as the Euskal Herria (Basque Country) itself, Idiazabal cheese has been produced in the Basque Country and Navarra for thousands of years. Made from raw sheep’s milk, the cheese must be cured for between dwo and six months and it can be smoked or not, although traditionally have been known as smoked cheeses.
Some of the highlights of this tour include:
- The medieval town of Segura. We will explore its narrow streets in order to get to know the most interesting and important sites, including the Gebrara Palace, Ardixarra Casa and the Asunción church.
- The town of Idiazábal, which gives its name to the cheese.
- A traditional cheesemaker where they will explain the process of making Idiazábal cheese. The visits includes an audiovisual guide, a visit to the facilities of the factory: the pens, the milking rooms, processing rooms, etc… and a tasting of Idiazábal cheese accompanied with wine or cider.