Shepherding has always had great economic and social significance in Idiazabal throughout history, so it is not uncommon to run into herds calmly grazing and shepherds. The village has a Cheese Tasting and Interpretation Centre, where you can get information about the cheese-making process, take a tutored tasting, or visit a quesería -cheese shop-.
Idiazabal has some very special houses and palaces built by ‘indianos’ -Spaniards returned from ‘the Americas’-, as well as stately homes from 17th and 18th centuries. It has a botanical garden -Txomenane-, with a collection of coniferous trees from the 1920’s and 36 species of trees from several continents, planted by Altolaguirre family. In the heart of the village you will find The Church of San Miguel with a beautiful doorway built in the transition to the Romanesque, one of the best conserved examples in the Basque Country.
Megalithic monuments also have a significant presence in Idiazabal. Burial mounds and tombs from Neolithic and the Bronze Age are dotted around Atxurbi, Napalatza, Unanabi, Etxegarate, Bidarte, and Zorroztarri.
TOURIST OFFICE IDIAZABAL
Interpretation and cheese tasting centre idiazabal
• Saturday, Sunday and public holiday 11:00 – 14:00h / 16:00-19:00h
(open daily during Easter Week, July, August, September and Christmas Season)
Languages: Euskara, Español, English, Français
• Guided tour : 2,30€
• Guided tour + cheese tasting: 3,40€
• Guided tour + cheese tasting + drink: 4,50€
Address: Kale Nagusia 37
Phone: 943 18 82 03
PLAN YOUR trip
Accommodation & where to eat
Adéntrate en el Parque Natural de Aralar haciendo un recorrido clásico y apto para todo el mundo. Pasarás por un precioso bosque para llegar a un pantano en el corazón del Parque Natural.
Restaurant located in the main square in Zerain offering traditional Basque cuisine.
Shopping Goierri is the open-air commercial area in Ordizia. Enjoy our shops and find everything you need!
Passionate about mountain bike? Get to know the rural side of Euskadi in a whole different way!
Stay in this hotel in the top of Etzegarate. Visit their shop and restaurant!
A land shaped by iron: discover the mines, the hydraulic sawmill and Zerain’s prison.
A land shaped by iron. Discover the mines of Aizpea in Zerain!
We suggest you know the Goierri by car or motorcycle. Visit the highest places and enjoy privileged views.
Enjoy this cheese trail through the villages of Idiazabal, Segura and Ordizia.
Choose the ingredients in our market, with the help of a local chef.
Bowling is a long practiced game in Goierri, where you will find out their tradition and how fun it can be.
Take your chance of tasting Txakoli and Idiazabal with the popular chef Iban Mate while you’re visiting Goierri.
Alojamiento con 9 habitaciones y restaurante situado en la plaza de Zegama, a los pies de la sierra de Aizkorri y en la entrada del Parque Natural de Aizkorri – Aratz.
Need some help during your visit? Explore Ordizia and its market with the help of these guides!
Need some help during your visit? Explore the best cheese+cider places with the help of these guides!
Caterer in Beasin’s Dolarea hotel, offering local food only made with seasonal products.
Bengoetxe is one of the three cellars located in inner Guipúzcoa, where delicious, organic txakoli is made. Enjoy our wine!
See the animals in their everyday routine and meet the shepherd, who will tell you everything about Idiazabal cheese and process of making a true delicatessen!
Fan of animals and farm life? Know about the old times in the life of a shepherd and enjoy the visual aids as well as the local product!
Small traditional cheese factory making Idiazabal cheese.
IN THE HEART OF THE BASQUE COUNTRY
Arama is the smallest village in the historic territory of Guipuzcoa, with a population smaller than 200 people over an extension of 1.3 km². It is located right in the …
Segura is a medieval town with the best conserved medieval quarter in Guipúzcoa. It’s close to the highway, so it’s very easy to reach by car... just a 37 minute …
Zerain is just 39 minutes away from San Sebastián, right in the centre of the Basque Country. It has kept its essence, traditional culture and architecture intact. Come visit!
Only 38 minutes away from San Sebastián, Zegama is located in a privileged rural setting at the bottom of the mountains of Aizkorri-Aratz. Back in the day, it boasted a …
Idiazabal is located between Aralar and Aizkorri-Aratz Sierras and it gives the famous and delicious cheese its name. It’s only 30 minutes away from San Sebastián!
Enjoy the caseríos in this beautiful village, 37 minutes away from San Sebastián. Mining has been their main economic activity since the Middle Ages.
The population of Ormaiztegi stands at about 1350. It hosts the Zumalacárregui Museum, where you can get to know a piece of history while enjoying caseríos, the church of San …
Legorreta is a small beautiful village only 25 minutes away from San Sebastián! Its parish church of San Salvador is known for its beauty: strong and lofty walls, decorative stone... …
Gabiria is located in one of the highest points in Goierri. In the Basque language, they call the village “the one that can be seen from anywhere” and it’s 37 …
Gaintza is located at the foot of Mount Txindoki, 30 minutes away from San Sebastián. Enjoy the beautiful landscape surrounding the village and see Euskadi’s most majestic mountain!
Itsasondo is a small rural village divided into two districts, 26 minutes away from San Sebastián. Its main economic activity was based around slate and there are still some visible …
Altzaga is a village located in the mountains, facing Sierra de Aralar. It has a great view of Txindoki -Guipuzcoa’s most iconic mountain- and many other peaks. It’s only a …
Olaberria is the balcony of Goierri. It’s just 32 minutes away from San Sebastián, and offers you a fantastic view of the whole region of Goierri: Aizkorri-Aratz and Aralar sierras, …
Itsaso is a village in a mountainous landscape under Mount Izazpi and surrounded by caseríos, creating a beautiful picture.
Beasain has the greatest population in Goierri, with over 14,000 inhabitants. It’s only 28 minutes away from San Sebastián, driving on the A1.
Lazkao is located in a fantastic natural area, but also close to A1 highway. This village is known for its diversity and diversity of possible activities, due to its location …
Zaldibia is located at the bottom of the emblematic mount Txindoki, only 33 minutes away from San Sebastián. You can enjoy superb trails down the Roman road, to mount Auza …
Ordizia is a medieval town with beautiful architecture in the old quarter. Since it’s only 30 minutes away from San Sebastián, you go and come back on the same day! …
Ataun is the longest village in Guipúzcoa. Admire its fascinating geological phenomenon: a dome.