Be a Cheesemaker for the Day

Leave your smartphone at the door as you step into a bygone era where cheese is crafted by hand and a “digital detox” is a daily occurrence. Join local farmers in the heart of the charming Crestellina Mountains to learn the traditional craft of making goats’ cheese by hand. The charm of these picturesque mountains extends to the family-run Queseria Sierra Crestellina, where Juan Ocana explains the many secrets of cheesemaking he has inherited from his parents, grandparents and beyond. Juan guides you through the history of this small, family-run farm and how the beauty and resources in the surrounding area have made a good farm truly great. Look on as the goats fearlessly climb the steep mountains that surround the farm, listen in as Juan explains the rich history of his family’s land and the generations that have paved the way, and step up to the task of making your very own artisan goats cheese with the expert prowess of Juan Ocana at your side. Not only will you get to taste the fruits of your labour, but you will also be taken through the traditional milking methods with the farm’s veterinarian, who will give those who are game the chance to milk one of the farm’s friendly goats.

The Small Print

  • Maximum 7 people
  • Tour lasts approximately 5 hours
  • Available year round
  • Perfect for families and couples
  • Private luxury transfers from/to hotel
  • Visit the local livestock
  • A hands-on cheese making workshop
  • Cheese tasting, including a variety of local tapas