BASQUE COUNTRY FOODIE ESCAPE
San Sebastian is a foodie’s dream and you’ll be living it with our special foodie tour of this Spanish culinary capital. This four day intensive tour takes you on a complete journey into the heart of the Basque food scene, where you’ll get to experience the food scene from farm to table. You’ll learn about what goes into making the local wine and cheeses of the region, tasting as you go. Get ready to explore local markets, learn how to transform beautiful raw ingredients into tasty local dishes and where to belly up to the bar for the best pintxos for the best bites in town. After this three day tour, you’ll be fully sated and an expert on the local cuisine.
The first checkbox on any foodie tour of San Sebastian should be a pintxo tour, and we’ll provide you just that. You’ll be introduced to the concept of pintxos, both what they are and how to enjoy them. We teach you how to scout out the best of the pintxos bars in town, where you’ll get to try a wide array of gourmet bites accompanied by the local ciders or Txakoli wine.
PRIVATE COOKING CLASS IN GASTRONOMIC SOCIETY
Today you’ll get the treat of cooking a local meal in the local gastronomic club. First, you’ll head to the central market to choose seasonal products, then return to the club where you’ll get to sip on some local wine while preparing several local delicacies, including local charcuterie, fresh fish and seasonal veggies. Finally, you’ll get a chance to sit and enjoy the fruits of your labor and to taste what makes the regional Basque cuisine so famous.
BASQUE WINE & CHEESE TOUR
Today we’ll visit a sheep farm in the Basque hills where we’ll learn all about the local specialty, Idiazabal cheese. The owner will show us how this regional cheese is produced, from the milking process to final aging. You’ll be treated to a tasting session of 4 different cheeses paired with wine or the local cider. From there, we’ll head to a family-run Txakoli winery, where we’ll learn about the local grapes that make this special wine. Our tour is followed by a wine tasting. We’ll finish our tour with lunch in the fishing village of Getaria where you’ll be treated to the best local grilled fish.
Your guide will meet you at your hotel to start your day. We will invite you to the world of "Sagardoa": Basque Cider. While on this tour you will enjoy a walk around the apple orchards and you’ll learn about pollination, the fermentation process, presses, etc. After the short tour, you will taste the cider with some local chorizo! We will then head to a private farmhouse, which is the home of an artisan ham producer. Here you will have an unforgettable lunch with the local family.