The Best of Basque

Basque Artisanal Cheese Farm & Coast

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!


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.


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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  • 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
  • 525€ (total) for groups of 2
  • 585€ (total) for groups of 3-4
  • For larger groups please contact us for a price quote
  • 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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