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Cheesemaking in Basque-country

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kittt1 Mar 7, 2012 07:43 AM

Does anyone have any info or experience with visitng a cheesemaker or participation in cheesemaking in the Basque areas of Ordizia or Idiazabal? We'd really like to find a way to take part in this.
Thanks in advance!

  1. k
    kriot Jun 17, 2013 10:16 AM

    Wow, I just came across this, I dont know if you're still interested but I do have some experience with this.

    About two years ago I was there and wanted to meet and talk to cheesemakers there. I really should've done more research prior to going but ending up in san sebastian was a bit last minute.

    It helps if you speak Spanish and really really helps if you speak Basque. If its just English you may not have much luck. But anyways, I used this list:

    http://www.quesoidiazabal.com/index.p...

    I just started calling everyone on that list and asking if I could visit their operation. Most of these are farmstead/small operations and its super interesting. I ended up working for a day with one of them and the experience was awesome and invaluable.

    I dont know if there is something organized however google may have something for you. Good luck sorry for posting so late.

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      k
      kittt1 Jun 17, 2013 12:14 PM

      Holy wow, this is exactly the info I've been looking for. We drove through the area last spring but are going to return again in the fall. I do speak Spanish so we should be fine.
      Thank you ever so much for sending this!!! This is really exciting news!!

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      JuanDoe Mar 7, 2012 12:58 PM

      Found this:
      http://webwpub1.gipuzkoa.net/WAS/CORP/DITPortalTurismoPublicoWEB/Detalle.do?destino=irADetalle&codigoFN=D.5.2.13&seccion=PAGINA_DETALLE&buscaFN=false&idioma=en

      Website (only in Basque or Spanish
      )http://www.idiazabalgaztarenmuseoa.co...

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        kittt1 Mar 7, 2012 04:47 PM

        Thank you very much, hablo español, and this looks like what I was hoping to find!

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