Shepherd for a day in Urkiola
The shepherd Patxi Solana invites you to share his everyday life in one of the most stunning landscapes in the Basque Country, the Urkiola nature park.
We will begin our adventure in the country house in the area where the farm and cheese dairy are situated, assisting Patxi in milking the sheep, and, if it is the correct time of year to do so, we will also help to shear them. With the milk obtained, we will make a fresh cheese or curd, or if we prefer, we can take part in a soap workshop.
Following this, we will enjoy a stroll through the fields of this stunning natural setting, accompanied by Harri, the Border Collie sheepdog. You will be amazed at Harri's deftness at rounding up the Basque latxa sheep from one field to another, following the orders of the shepherd.
And what better way to cap the day than with a tasting session of the famous Idiazabal Designation of Origin cheese, with the people who produced it.
- Includes: Milking Sheeps
Shearing sheeps if it is season.
With Milk to make curd or with the whey you make soaps
Walk trough the meadows
Idiazabal cheese tasting
- Do not includes: Displacements
- Minimum & Maximum of participants: No minimum
- Duration: About 3 hrs
- When to go: All year round at 10:00 hrs, always on request.
- Hour & Meeting Point: 10:00 hrs Barrio Mendiola 25
- Languages: Spanish, Basque & English
- Important Notes: Book at least 48 hours prior
Children can not do the activity without the company of an adult.