Extremadura Region is the “off the beaten path” destination for food lovers visiting Spain. Situated in the South West, Extremadura is a well kept secret for gastro-tourism, preserving the best of culinary heritage through the centuries.

We offer you three experiences in one: wine, olive oil and iberico ham in a single tour. These are the three pillars of Extremadura cuisine and we will show you the best of it.

We will start visiting the “dehesa”, the holm oak woodlands which are the origin of the Iberian black hogs and the world of iberico ham. After its ecosystem, we will continue visiting the iberico factory, to get familiar with the traditional production process. This first visit will conclude with a tasting of iberico products produced in the factory.

In our second visit we will show a “almazara”, an olive oil factory. We will explore the olive trees estate, to understand the agricultural peculiarities. At the “almazara” we will go through the different phases in the olive oil production, followed by an explanation of the different types of olive oil. This second visit will conclude with a pairing of the olive oils.

The third visit will bring you to a winery in the Ribera del Guadiana (Protected Denomination of Origin). Wines from Extremadura Region are gaining more and more relevance in the international scene. This third visit will conclude with a tasting of the different wines produced in the winery.

A bit of background about Extremadura Region

Extremadura is a real hidden gem, where people still enjoy the most authentic Mediterranean way of living, second by second. The cuisine is a key element in this relaxed atmosphere, and traditions transmitted generation after generation have brought real culinary treasures to our days.

Extremadura has always attracted the interest of foreign travellers, from the ancient Roman chroniclers to the Romantic English writers in the 19th Century. The Spanish Emperor Charles of Habsburg chose Extremadura as its retirement. All of them have admired the traditional food, the wise result of melting all the different cultures that have populated the region since immemorial times.

This treasure of living nature makes possible a unique richness This treasure of living nature makes possible a unique richness of natural products, thanks to its bucolic countryside, which preserves a fruitful agriculture and ranching, from the green valleys in the North to the pastures in the South. Extremadura enjoys some unique breeds, providing unbeatable meats and cheeses among many other culinary treasures.

We welcome you to this amazing land, where hospitality warms every single visitor.

Characteristics

Ideal for:

Foodies, nature fans

Schedule:

From Monday to Sunday

What included:

Three guided visits to an olive oil factory, a iberico factory and a winery. Tastings of each range of products in the three visits. The transport to and from Extremadura is not included in the price. The transport among the three factories is not included in the price.

Duration:

12 hours (the three visits can be done in a single day or in consecutive days)

Price:

120 euros per person / 180 euros per couple

Recommended Book:

Guía Gourmet Vivir Extremadura / La Raya Portuguesa 2010, Autor: Francisco J. Machuca

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