- Pouring ingredients during cheese-making process
- Meeting the sheepdog
- Petting a baby lamb
Prepare in advance
Reserve this outing with Basque Cool Tour. http://basquecooltour.com/?page_id=622
Good to know
Basque Cool Tour was easy to work with and communicated clearly in English. Their prices were reasonable, and it was good value. They also arranged for transportation. Our lovely hosts at the farm also gave us a lot of recommendations for the remainder of our trip.
We were told to meet at 5 p.m. The tour guide picked us up in a minivan at the main train center in the San Sebastian city center.
Recommended time of the year
Late spring is a perfect time to be outside with the sheep, to enjoy the drive up to the rural area outside the city and to appreciate the farm views.
About This Day
Taking this Basque Cheese Tour will be a highlight of any family trip to Spain. Learn about and taste cheese made by a family-run business. Watch sheep and sheepdogs in action. And maybe even pet a baby lamb. Spending time with people who have been born and raised in the region adds to the trip’s overall experience. Don’t miss this wonderful afternoon out on your family vacation.
An oasis within the city, Cristina Enea Park is a vast, open green space that invites you to slow down, stroll and enjoy nature. It's a bit tucked away and quiet. You won't find many tourists, but locals wander through, having conversations or relaxing on a blanket on the open lawn. There wasn’t much in the way of playgrounds, but the park lends itself to free roaming and feeling adventurous in spirit. We put our feet up on a bench and took in the charming views, while our daughter ran around the big grassy fields, collected flowers and admired the statues.
DIRECTIONS In front of the main train station (which was the pickup / dropoff point for our Basque Cool Tour) is a beautiful large park, Cristina Enea park. Arrive before the meeting time so you’ll have time to spare.
The Adarrazpi Sheep Farm Tour with Cheese Tasting was the perfect outing with our 3.5-year-old. She was able to get up close to a herd of sheep and to see a sheepdog in action. The sheep were gentle, obedient, very charming and, although loud at times, more scared of us. To learn about the cheese-making process, you are taken inside and suited up in protective garments. Our nugget was able to pour some of the rennet, taste fresh cheese and smell the more aged "ripe" cheese. Afterward, you are escorted into a lovely tasting room, where adult beverages are served alongside various cheeses and honey. It made for a wonderful afternoon.
DIRECTIONS Cool Basque Tour will pick you up in a minivan at a set pre-arranged time and location. We met up at 5 p.m. on a Monday afternoon at the main train station in San Sebastian. It was conveniently located in the city center.
TIP This tour is not suggested for ages 2 and younger: the van doesn't have a car seat and, due to the walking out in the pastures, it's not suitable for strollers, either.