Half a cheese for €13,000? Idiazabal cheese, its secrets and a tasting in Goierri
Discover where the most expensive Idiazabal cheese in the world is made.
5 minutes from the mediaeval town of Segura is the Ondarre farmstead where Idiazabal has been made for over 200 years.
Winner of top awards. Their last prize-winning cheese was auctioned for the princely sum of €13,050, probably making it the most expensive cheese in the world.
The Goiburu family will be delighted to welcome you in front of their beautiful house surrounded by green pastures with the Aizkorri mountains in the background, and to show you their everyday work and the fruit of this, their cheese.
You'll meet the leading characters, the Latxa sheep and see how they're carefully looked after in the traditional way.
You'll have the chance to try making a cheese after visiting the craft cheese-making facilities and the farmstead.
The visit ends with a tasting of two kinds of cheese, a cream cheese and the one you've just made yourself. All this accompanied by home-made apple preserve, water, cider and farmhouse bread.
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Includes: Visit to the craft cheese-making facilities
Make your own cheese
Visit to the farm, the pastures and the museum
Do not includes: Does not include the travel to the location of the experience
Minimum & Maximum of participants: Min 4 people
Max 40 people
Duration: 2 hrs
When to go: All year round in the morning
Exceptions: From June 15 to September 15, Wednesdays and Saturdays. At 11:00 in the morning. Minimun 2 persons.
From 7 to 23 August, no English visit is offered.
Dates without service:
August 15, 16 and 17
December: 25 and 31
January: 1 and 6
Hour & Meeting Point: Caserio Ondarre
Languages: Spanish, Basque, English and French
Important Notes: Cancellation policy. Returns:
100% before 72 hrs
50% before 48 hrs
25% before 24 hrs