SPAIN / ANDALUSIA
Wine, cheese and olive oil day trip to the hilltop towns
Spain is in the top three world ranking of wine producers, is leader in olive-oil making and our cheeses have won many international awards… it is only logical that we offered a tour to discover these three key products in the Spanish diet!!
Every day in every Spanish home olive oil is used for cooking and wine and cheese are present in the meals.
The Mediterranean diet is followed all through the country and despite some differences between region due to the weather, you can find excellent wine, cheese and olive oil production all over the country.
Andalusia is the perfect place to discover the three of them. Near Seville, in the heart of Grazalema Mountains you can find a great production of olive oil, local cheese artisans and wineries. The perfect setting for a wonderful day trip!
WE WILL TAKE YOU ON A GASTRONOMIC DAYTRIP TO INTRODUCE YOU TO THESE 3 PILLARS OF SPANISH CUISINE
In the morning you will heat South into the countryside. The olive groves are clearly recognizable in the Andalusian roads, rows and rows of perfectly aligned olive trees grow in the region. In fact, almost 4million acres are dedicated to the growth of olive trees in Andalusia!
Your first stop will be an olive mill in the outskirts of Zahara de la Sierra.
Zahara de la Sierra is one of the most beautiful white towns in Andalusia. Perched at the foot of the mountains it overlooks the sparkling emerald Zahara Reservoir. For centuries it was a Moorish stronghold against the Christians. Today its quaint little streets with colorful flowers will captivate you!
You will enjoy a private tour of the olive mill and a tasting of country bread drizzled with olive oil.
Afterwards you will travel further East to Ronda. Its breathtaking location upon El Tajo gorge has made it very popular among tourists. The old town has an Islamic origin when it was an important cultural center. In the “new” town you will find the magnificent 18th century bullring where modern bullfighting was developed.
You will visit a local winery and enjoy a guided tour by our hosts around the vineyards and the cellar, of course be privy to a tasting of their finest wines!
Your last stop will be to a local Payoyo cheese producer in one of our favorite white villages.
The cheese is named after the “payoya” goat, a native species from where the fresh milk is obtained and used in the production of the delicious cheese. You will learn about the curation steps and taste the final result!
You will enjoy an action-packed gastro day!