Cider and cheese tasting from the Basque Country

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During Holy Week, Sagardoetxea offers a pairing of two gourmet products that combine perfectly: cider and cheese.

  • Adults: 5.50€ (includes guided tour with cheese and cider tasting)
  • Children ages 0-9 (accompanied by an adult): Free (includes apple wort tasting)
  • Children ages 10-17: 3.50€ (includes guided tour with apple wort and cheese tasting)

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Activities included in the experience

  • Tour of the apple orchard, where the culture of the apple can be appreciated in a dynamic and educational way
  • Tour of the museum, where you learn about the past, present, and future of the apple and cider, and the entire cider-making process
  • Guided cider tasting in the traditional “txotx” style, apple wort, and a liqueur. The initiation to the “txotx” is done for everyone who wants to learn the ritual and secrets that accompany cider consumption before going to a cider house: how to hold the glass, inclination to get a good foam or “txinparta”, visualization of the tone, meaning of the different colours, and distinction of the aromas.
  • Tasting of various Basque Country cheeses: Idiazabal, Iraty, and Roncal cheeses.

Hours

  • Easter Week: 11:00-14:00 and 16:30-20:00.
  • Holy Week: 11:00-13:30 and 16:00-19:30.

Duration

  • 1 hour

When can I go?

  • Easter and Holy Week

Who is it for?

  • Individuals, families, couples, groups

Languages

  • Spanish, Basque, French, and English (with prior reservation)

Meeting point

  • Sagardoetxea, Basque Cider Museum (Kale Nagusia, 48 – Astigarraga).
  • GPS coordinates: 43.281204, -1.946554″

How to get there

  • By car: park in the centre of Astigarraga (Kale Nagusia) and in the industrial park (Donostia ibilbidea) Estimated time from parking: 5-10 min.
  • By bus line: From Donostia-San Sebastian (Okendo kalea) and from Hernani (Txirrita kalea): Lines A1 and A2 See schedules Estimated time from stop: 5 min.

The best

  • Taste two gourmet products that are typical of the Basque Country: cider and cheese.
  • Learn the secrets that accompany the tasting of cider with a “txotx”.
  • Discover the culture of cider in contact with nature.

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