Cheese Lovers Tour of Spain

A Culinary Journey Through the Cheese Paradises of Northern Spain and the Pays Basque

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Overview of Cheese Lovers Tour of Spain

Explore breathtaking landscapes, and savor the exquisite flavors of Spain and France. This epicurean tour takes in the best cheese regions of northern Spain and the French Pays Basque. As you will discover, the common success factor of all the differentiating cheese appellations included is the milk quality, whether from cow, goat, or sheep. The animals are reared in the best conditions, grazing on the lushest of pastures, followed by traditional cheese-making and maturation processes. The climate dramatically influences all stages, but especially maturation. You will see that the terroir of the cheese regions is as crucial and expressive as in wine. What better way to sample, savor or gobble these heavenly, creamy delicacies than with stellar wines and artisan ciders while admiring some of the most spectacular scenery: rugged coastline, dramatic mountains, and rolling green hills.

We, Cellar Tours, have designed this gourmand trip starting in Bilbao, from where you will be whisked away to breathtakingly beautiful Asturias, home to a number of sensational cheese AOPS, including Gamoneu and Cabrales. Asturias is utterly delightful, and your cheese farm experiences will be interspersed with coastal walks, a cable car ride to the heights of the “Picos de Europa,” cider tastings, and visits to the cutest towns and villages of the region.

Next, you move on from Asturias to the equally impressive Cantabria, taking in the famous Queso Picón before hitting San Sebastian, which wins hands down the gourmet capital of Spain status, an infinite number of top eateries, Michelin-starred haunts, and more variety of Pintxos (the local name for tapa) than you can imagine. From here, you will visit Iziazábal producers, the fascinating Ossau Iraty region in Pays Basque and Queso Camerano, and the fine wine region of Rioja.

If you are a couple or a group of friends devoted to everything cheese, this epicurean adventure is for you. Contact us today and start planning your next unforgettable epicurean adventure.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Sumptuous Cheese Tastings of Vidiago, Gamoneu, Cabrales, Queso Picón, Queso Camerano, Idiazábal and Ossau Iraty
  • Exclusive Gastronomic Experiences including Lively Pinxto Taverns, Cider houses and Michelin starred restaurants
  • Picture perfect landscapes; the Peaks of Europe, Beaches (Sablon, San Antolin, Celorio, La Concha) and Dramatic Coastline
  • Gorgeous towns and villages; Llanes, Naves, Sotres, Cangas de Onis, Santillana de Mar, Potes, Ordizia, Ainhoa
  • Luxurious Accommodations in Converted Historical Buildings

Unveiling Your Customized Cheese Lovers Adventure: Explore Your Tailored Itinerary

  1. Bilbao - Llanes

    Spanish Cheese
    Selection of Spanish Cheese

    Welcome to Spain- Vidiago Cheese- Llanes, Asturias

    • 4* Historic Hacienda Hotel, Llanes
    • Tapas Style lunch with Artisan Cider
    • Luxury Chauffeur Driven Mercedes
  2. San Antolin - Naves - Celorio - Llanes

    Bedon
    Bedon Cheese

    Queseria Bedón, Cider House Rules

    • 4* Historic Hacienda Hotel, Llanes
    • Full Breakfast, Gastronomic Grill lunch with Cider and Wine
    • Luxury Chauffeur Driven Mercedes
  3. Corao - Sotres - Picos de Europa - Llanes

    Gamoneu
    Gamoneu Cheese

    Gamoneu and Cabrales- Asturian Cheese Super Stars

    • 4* Historic Hacienda Hotel, Llanes
    • Full Breakfast
    • Luxury Chauffeur Driven Mercedes
  4. Cangas de Onis - Santillana del Mar

    Old Roman Bridge, Canga de Onis
    Old Roman Bridge, Canga de Onis

    Cangas de Onis Cheese Market, Michelin * Casa Marcial

    • 5* Hotel, Santillana del Mar
    • Full Breakfast, Michelin Starred Lunch with wine
    • Luxury Chauffeur Driven Mercedes
  5. Valle de Liébana - Fuente Dé - Potes - Santillana del Mar

    Valle de Liébana
    Valle de Liébana

    Liébana Valley Cheese in Cantabria- Medieval Santillana del Mar

    • 5* Hotel, Santillana del Mar
    • Full Breakfast, Mountain Lunch with wine
    • Luxury Chauffeur Driven Mercedes
  6. San Sebastian

    San Sebastion Pintxos

    On to San Sebastian- Gourmet Pintxos Tour

    • 5* Belle Epoque hotel, San Sebastian
    • Full Breakfast, Pintxo Tour Lunch with wine
    • Luxury Chauffeur Driven Mercedes
  7. Ordizia - Idiazábal - San Sebastian

    Eneko, Ondarre, Idiazabal
    Eneko, Ondarre, Idiazabal

    Ordizia Market and Idiazábal Cheese Experience

    • 5* Belle Epoque hotel, San Sebastian
    • Full Breakfast, Gastronomic Lunch with wine
    • Luxury Chauffeur Driven Mercedes
  8. Saint-Etienne-de-Baïgorry - Ainhoa - Espelette - San Sebastian

    Ithurria Michelin Star Restaurant
    Ithurria Michelin Star Restaurant

    Ossau Iraty Artisan Cheese in Pays Basque

    • 5* Belle Epoque hotel, San Sebastian
    • Full Breakfast, Michelin Starred Lunch with wine
    • Luxury Chauffeur Driven Mercedes
  9. Roda - Entrena - San Sebastian

    Queso Camerano
    Queso Camerano

    Rioja Wine and Cheese Excursion

    • 5* Belle Epoque hotel, San Sebastian
    • Full Breakfast, Gourmet Lunch with wine
    • Luxury Chauffeur Driven Mercedes
  10. San Sebastian - Bilbao

    Adios y Buen Viaje
    Adios y Buen Viaje

    Buen Viaje, Depart Bilbao

    • None
    • Full Breakfast
    • Luxury Chauffeur Driven Mercedes

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Welcome to Cellar Tours, the premier Luxury Travel Specialist since 2003. Our goal is to provide you with the ultimate food and wine vacation experience, with exclusive Mercedes chauffeured tours that showcase the best of local cuisine and wines.

Our team specializes in crafting bespoke, custom-designed vacations, events, and incentives tailored to your unique tastes and preferences. Travel is not just about seeing new places - it's about creating unforgettable memories and indulging in the finer things in life.

As members of Slow Food, OTAVA (Travel Agency Association in Spain), and the IACP (International Association of Culinary Professionals), we promote sustainable tourism and support local communities. We work closely with top-rated hotels, restaurants, and wineries to provide you with the highest level of service and attention to detail.

Whether you're planning a romantic getaway, a family vacation, or a corporate retreat, let Cellar Tours be your guide. With our passion for food and wine, extensive knowledge of local culture, and dedication to exceptional customer service, we're confident we can exceed your expectations.

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