Visit a real sheep farm, located in the rolling Basque hills, to taste and learn about one of the culinary icons of the area, Idiazabal cheese. Hug the lambs, milk the sheep and taste the best Basque Cheese in the Basque Country.
CIDER HOUSES IN SAN SEBASTIAN
Enjoy the world of the Basque Cider in a family run Cider house, walking around the apple orchards, learning about pollination, fermentation, presses, and taste the cider directly from the barrels with some local chorizo.
FARM TO TABLE LUNCH IN SAN SEBASTIAN
Be hosted by a family living in this 16th century Basque farm house where they raise the endangered Basque Pig. Enjoy the best farm to table experience in the Basque Country, having a 5 course meal cooke dby the housewife by the fireplace, where the ham legs hung from the ceiling
LUNCH IN A PRIVATE GASTRONOMIC SOCIETY
Shop in the Market, have lunch in a Private Gastronomic Society. Start the day walking to the Central Market of San Sebastian where we´ll meet local farmers and producers and will buy a variety of seasonal products directly from them. From here, it is a short walk to your next experience, one that few visitors get a chance to enjoy, our famous private Gastronomic Club. Once we arrive to a our private Gastronomic Club, we will grab a glass of wine and start to prepare the delicacies we purchased in the market. Some will need to be cooked, some others will be ready to be tasted!You will have a chance to learn how to make some simple pintxos that will be tempting to snack on during the class and you will also find yourself involved in creating some local dishes. Our menu is based on seasonal products but this could be a sample menu: Seasonal veggie salad, charcuterie and appetiser, fresh hake with clams in green sauce and dessert, all accompanied by local wine.You can participate as much or as little as you wish in the process of cooking, but be will make sure to prepare tasty dishes and a memorable day!!
SEAFOOD IN FRENCH BASQUE MARKETS
Seafood Galore and basque traditions in the french basque country markets
Biarritz and St. Jean de Luz are the stars of this day because of their gourmet markets. These markets colored by the flavors of the mountains and the sea are a must for every food lover.We will arrive mid morning in Biarritz and we will get a chance to mingle with the locals while they socialize and shop . Our farmers markets are daily bringing together many small artisan producers from the farms nearby. The atmosphere is bustling with local stands and little taverns getting ready for the aperitivo.
Inside we are dazzled with stalls of charcuterie, jamon de Bayonne and foie. Before we even make it to the delicious cheese stalls, the aroma of fresh backed baguette surrounds us. Baskets of vegetables and peppers spread out on the aisles. We pick up a few goodies before hitting the fish stalls. We cannot resist the oyster or prawns served with a chilled local white. But we are not leaving before we try the iconic desert of the region gateau basque.
We must pace ourselves as we still have a stop at St. Jean de Luz. This picture perfect town also has a market to be proud of .Here we will visit Beñat, THE cheese maker and go for tasting to his shop located at the market. A perfect end for an epic foodie tour.
LUNCH IN AN ART GALLERY IN BILBAO
Bilbao and its surprising vibe is the perfect setting for art and architecture lovers. If you want to be wowed by the contrast of traditional and modern, industry and service, work and pleasure this tour is for you.First a historical walk through the main highlights of Bilbao is must to get you situated and understand the before and after of the Guggeneheim. Its market, boasting to be the biggest covered one in Europe, its winding streets of the old town, its bridges and its stunning art deco buildings will take us back in time.A hidden art gallery in the home of Emilia, an artist in every sense of the word will be the perfect spot to have a delicious home made traditional lunch.After a walk along the river admiring all the art work on the way until we reach the Guggenheim.