Majorero cheese: the treasure of Fuerteventura

Fuerteventura offers a new attraction to its visitors: to know how its delicious majorero cheese is prepared and to taste its different types. Where?  Farms and cattle cooperatives in Fuerteventura are betting on opening their establishments in order to receive tourists and bystanders, which will enjoy to know the process of production of the majorero cheese, from the goat breeding to the cheese soaking.

Nowadays, more than ten farms producing this exceptional goat cheese, traditional of Fuerteventura, make part of the network of stock farms that can be visited. Likewise, there are many cheese factories in the entire island, such as Gran Tarajal, where we find almost the total of the production with the Designation of Origin. We can request guided tours and find the details of the address in the Fuerteventura Cheese Guide.

The majorero cheese tour in the northern area of Fuerteventura starts in the famous Cueva del Llano, in Villaverde, one of the must visit places in the island, since it is the oldest lava tube in the Canary Islands. There, in the municipality of La Oliva, you can find important cheese factories such as Roque,  Fenimoy, Guriamen, La Cancela and Lac Tindaya.

The cheese factory tour in Fuerteventura crosses Gran Tarajal and Tuineje (Quesos Rosa de la Madera, La Vista, La Gambuesa, Cañada de Agando…) and the municipality of Pájara, where are placed the hotels of Playa de Jandía. There you can visit so traditional majorero cheese companies such as La Pastora, El Palmeral, Barranco Machín, Guerime, Vinamar, Rincón de las Hermosas and Mézquez, among others.

Iberostar Playa Gaviotas Hotel

Iberostar Playa Gaviotas Hotel

If you stay in a hotel in Playa de Jandia or in a resort in Costa Calma, you can visit any of these cheese factories by car, allowing you to enjoy the amazing landscapes offered by the entire natural area of Pájara, with almost pristine beaches such as Cofete beach or El Matorral beach, one step away from the Morro Jable town.

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