The Best of Basque

Basque Artisanal Cheese Farm & Coast

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Tour Description

Food enthusiasts visiting the Basque Country soon discover that Idiazabal cheese is one of our great gastronomic treasures. On this tour we will visit a small artisanal cheese farm in the rural countryside, and make a stop on the stunning Basque coast at one of our favorite fishing villages!

Itinerary

Cheese Farm

We will visit a small farm in the foothills of the Sierra Cantabria mountain range for a tour and tasting. Idiazabal cheese is a hard cheese made from unpasteurized sheep’s milk that has been aged for at least two months. Visitors often first sample the buttery cheese at one of many of the pintxo bars that line the streets of Bilbao and San Sebastian, but they are just as likely to savor it on a dessert plate (often served with quince and walnuts) at one of the fine dining establishments in the Basque Country.

Cheese Tasting

After the tour of the cheese-making facilities, we will have a tasting of 3 different cheeses along with cider or local wine, fresh bread, honey and jam. The farmhouse has beautiful views of the Basque Mountains and verdant green pastures. The family epitomizes the pride and heritage found in the Basque Country.

Getaria

One of the most beautiful towns on the coast of Gipuzkoa province is final next stop of the day. Getaria is an active commercially fishing village with medieval old quarter overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Today the town is the center of Txakoli white wine and excellent grilled fish. We will have the opportunity to have lunch (not included) in one of the many fantastic restaurants of this famed town.

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Basque Artisanal Cheese Farm & Coast Tour Price

Included
  • Private tour
  • Cheese farm tour, tasting, cider and water
  • Basque local guide/driver
  • Private premium vehicle and all transportation costs (fuel, parking and tolls)
Not Included
  • Other food and drinks
  • Entrances to venues, museums, etc...
  • Any other not specified items in the tour description
Price
  • 525€ (total) for groups of 2
  • 585€ (total) for groups of 3-4
  • For larger groups please contact us for a price quote
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Details
  • Start time: 9:00am
  • Duration: 6-7 hours
  • Tour starts and finishes at your hotel/port of Bilbao
  • Fully insured and licensed by the Basque Government

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john f
29 October 2023
Amazing gourmet pintxos tour in Bilbao Our guide Olaia was amazing. So much local knowledge and enthusiasm. Everyone in the group loved the experience. Perfectly arranged in both the locations and food and drink progression.
Mitch Z
Mitch Z
29 October 2023
New experience very fun experience the wine was incredible and the food was completely new to us. Olaia the guide was very friendly and made us feel welcome
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Theresa M
27 October 2023
Great night We had the best night with Olaia! Delicious food that we would have not otherwise tried and lots of laughs. Thank you!
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RichardS
25 October 2023
Don’t miss this Don’t miss this experience. Olaia is an absolute delight. She will educate you, feed you, buy drinks for you and charm you. I think this is my favorite experience of the dozens I have enjoyed over the years.
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Geraldine T
24 October 2023
A wonderful experience Our guide Olaia was fantastic, very knowledgeable about the wine and food. We went to 5 fabulous bars, each one a gem. Thank you Olaia!
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Vacation700200
24 October 2023
Bilbao pintxos and local drinks tour Olaia was a great host,friendly and knowledgeable about the food, wine and Basque culture, thoroughly enjoyed the evening. Originally we thought it was expensive per person but as it turned out it was good value for money and would highly recommend it.
Heather C
Heather C
23 October 2023
Absolutely a 10/10 Jani was an amazingly friendly and passionate guide. I loved that she and her family are Basque. She was able to authentically share with us her experience growing up in Bilbao and efforts to preserve the culture and language today. We also learned a lot about La Rioja and visited three wonderful, intimate wineries as well as LaGuardia. And absolute 10 out of 10. She even gave us great recommendations for the rest of our trip. Thank you, Jani!!!
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Rigmor Helen A
22 October 2023
Morsom og veldig hyggelig kveld 😊 Morsom opplevelse sammen med hyggelige mennesker, og en fantastisk guide. Olaia anbefales på det varmeste. Maten og drikken hadde noen uvante smaker, men likevel en flott opplevelse.
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Vegar
20 October 2023
Great experience - A must do in Bilbao This tour is a "must do" and a wonderful intro to Bilbao. We had the pleasure of having Olaia as our guide. An energetic, charming, and knowledgeable Bilbaína. Along with enjoying delicious pintxos, cider and wine, we also learned about basque culture & history. Highly recommended.
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watpar
20 October 2023
Joyous introduction to Basque food and drink led by exceptional host Olaia. Fabulous well constructed tour led by wonderful, vibrant host Olaia. Convivial company and great selection of bars with award wining wines and food. The tour is centred on the old town, so it’s compact and accessible. Great introduction to basque culture and food. Good value for money.
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