Gastronomy 

The Cheese Route

More than 70 companies, from farms and dairies to restaurants and accommodation businesses, make up a tourist itinerary that knows a lot about cheese.

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Ruta del Queso

More than 70 companies, from farms and dairies to restaurants and accommodation businesses, make up a tourist itinerary that knows a lot about cheese.

Have you ever made cheese with your hands? Did you know that you can eat cheese in many ways? As many as exist in a chef’s imagination. Traditional products like the Torta del Casar or cheese from La Serena and Los Ibores? Would you like to feel like a shepherd and spend an exciting weekend with family or friends?

Extremadura offers you its RUTA DEL QUESO (Cheese Route), which has more than 70 partners, including farms, dairies, specialty shops, activities businesses, hotels, holiday cottages, restaurants, travel agencies and wine cellars. This gastronomy itinerary has been launched by the Directorate General of Tourism, with the collaboration of the Provincial Councils of Cáceres and Badajoz and the Designations of Origin Torta del Casar, La Serena and Ibores. 

As a result, it is possible to know the origin and the manufacturing process of this food by visiting farms and producers, tasting it at restaurants and at charming lodgings, through exciting experiences related with nature, heritage and history of their territories.

For centuries, flocks of sheep and goats, transhumance paths, drovers, their cultural heritage and traditional fare with dishes like migas (fried breadcrumbs), caldereta (lamb stew) and, of course, the varieties of cheese, have been part of the Extremaduran landscape and people.

In addition to the three cheesemaking territories mentioned above, the region boasts a long list of municipalities and towns that are strongly linked to this delicacy: La Vera, Sierra de Gata, Carbajo, Las Hurdes, Trujillo, Acehúche, Monfragüe, Coria, Alburquerque, La Siberia, Olivenza, Tierra de Barros…

Visit http://www.rutadelqueso.es/ to find out about the different itineraries, dairies, restaurants, specialty shops, lodgings, the calendar of fairs and festivals, and recipes for you to enjoy these Extremaduran delights and delicacies. We can also offer you this complete guide.

Cheese Route Guide

Related information

  1. Web de la Ruta del Queso
  2. Guía de la Ruta del Queso

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