Ondramuño Cheese Factory – Sagardoetxea

From: 40,00

Savour the authentic taste of the Basque Country and learn about the origin and process of making Idiazabal cheese and Basque cider. First, you will visit the Ondramuño cheese factory (Idiazabal) to learn about how cheese is made by the well-known Aranburu family. Then you will delve into cider culture with a visit to the Sagardoetxea Museum in Astigarraga, and to finish the day, you get to enjoy lunch at a traditional cider house. It is an ideal experience for lovers of cuisine, traditions, and customs.

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Activities included in the experience

  • Guided tour of the Ondramuño cheese factory (Idiazabal), where the well-known Aranburu family makes Idiazabal cheese. The visit includes an audiovisual presentation and a cheese tasting.
  • Guided tour of the Sagardoetxea – Basque Cider Museum (Astigarraga). The guided tour includes a tasting of cider, grape must, and liqueur.
  • Lunch at a traditional cider house. Traditional cider menu consisting of cod omelette, fried cod with peppers, rib eye steak, cheese with walnuts and quince and cider with a “txotx”.
    NOTE: Transportation not included. If transport is required, please make a note in the reservation observations (next step).

Practical information

  • Hours: July, August, September, Easter and Holy Week (2 weeks), Christmas (2 weeks), and groups larger than 10 people every day at 10:30a.m. If not, every Wednesday and weekend at 10:30a.m.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • When can I go? Throughout the year
  • Who is it for? Individual, groups, families, and couples
  • Languages: Spanish (with prior reservation), Basque (with prior reservation), French (with prior reservation) and English (with prior reservation)
    Meeting point: Ondramuño cheese factory – Aranburu cheeses (Ondramuño country house – Idiazabal) GPS coordinates: 43.015348, -2.230675
  • How to get there:
    • By car: park in the Ondramuño cheese factory parking lot (Ondramuño country house).
    • By public transport: From Donostia-San Sebastian (Frantzia pasealekua, 22) take the RENFE train (Line C-1 Irun-Brinkola) to Ordizia. Then take the bus line (Line G0003) to Idiazabal.

Rates

  • Adults: 40€
  • Children:
    • Children ages 0-3: free
    • Children ages 4-17: 22€

The best

  • Enjoy a culinary experience in Idiazabal territory and the Cider Country.
  • Savour two-star products of Basque cuisine: cider and Idiazabal cheese.
  • Enjoy the authenticity of the cider house experience.

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