Basque gastronomy is a feast of flavours, a cocktail of local ingredients, and a celebration of a culinary tradition that has stood the test of time. For lovers of traditional cuisine, exploring the delights of Euskadi goes beyond simply eating; it is to immerse yourselfn a complete sensory experience.

Here are 5 options to try traditional Basque products and enjoy local products from nearby.

1. Idiazabal Cheese Route: where tradition turns into flavour

Embark on a unique journey through the green hills of Euskadi and discover the Idiazabal Cheese Route.

Become a witness and part of the ancient tradition of producing this smoked cheese, made from sheep’s milk.

Visit family cheese dairies, meet the artisans behind this delicacy, and, of course, taste Idiazabal cheese at its best.

2. Shepherd for a day in the Urkiola Natural Park: rural life at the service of your senses

Live the unique experience of being a shepherd for a day. Immerse yourself in Basque rural life, learn the ancient shepherding techniques, and discover the symbiotic relationship between shepherds and their flocks. From the collection of milk to the production of artisanal dairy products, this experience immerses you in the essence of local agricultural production.

3. Crusoe Treasure Underwater Winery: a treasure beneath the waves

Dive into a unique wine experience at the Crusoe Treasure Underwater Winery. Discover how the Atlantic Ocean impacts the ageing of wine submerged at sea depths. Taste wines with a unique character impregnated with the singular notes that only the sea can bestow. An underwater tasting that will transport you to a world of extraordinary flavours.

4. Sagardo Route: the Basque cider route

Embark on the Sagardo Route and discover the exciting world of Basque cider. isit authentic cider houses, learn about the cider-making process, and enjoy the peculiar ritual of the “txotx”, where the cider is served directly from the barrel. Immerse yourself in the local cider culture as you indulge in this traditional, fresh, and effervescent drink.

5. Salinas de Añana Tasting: an explosion of mineral flavours

Explore the Añana salt flats and participate in a tasting that goes beyond the conventional. Discover the essence of salt crystals as you immerse yourself in a unique tasting experience. Explore the nuances and flavours that these ancient salt flats bring to local dishes, and learn about the importance of this ingredient in Basque cuisine.

These gastronomic experiences will take you on an unforgettable culinary journey through the gastronomic treasures of the Basque Country. From smoked cheeses to bubbly cider, each experience brings you closer to the essence of Basque cuisine, enjoying local produce with authentic flavour.

Indulge your senses and immerse yourself in a feast of flavours on your journey through Basque Country Grand Tour!

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