IX Cheese Fair of Villaluenga del Rosario
Tambor del Llano invites you to participate in this unique and enjoyable fair that is celebrated eight kilometers from our accommodation in Villaluenga del Rosario. An exceptional occasion to taste the payoyos cheeses of the Sierra de Grazalema.
Villaluenga del Rosario celebrates the ninth Cheese Fair on April 1 and 2, 2017 Artisan with the participation of about thirty dairies of all Andalusia. This year is one of the benchmarks of the cheesemaking sector at the national level. Last year, over twenty thousand visitors were surpassed and this year we expect the participation of some thirty cheese factories that show their best artisan products.
The program of the 9th Craft Fair is complemented by workshops and activities related to the production and processing of cheeses, aimed at the public of all ages. We highlight the contest that will award the best Cheese Cutter,
Villaluenga del Rosario, is the cradle of cabara payoya cheese and has for centuries produced artisanal cheeses, from the milk obtained from a type of goat native to the Sierra de Cádiz, the payoya goat. It is also obtained from the merino sheep, or from the combination of both milks. There are fresh, semi-cured or cured, but in any case they have all the flavor of the artisan tradition and of the mountains that surround the town, in whose pastures are fed goats, and that are part of its essence.
Currently there are seven artisanal cheese dairies in the area of Villaluenga, and others in the villages of Malaga that border the province of Cadiz at this point. The payoyos cheeses have obtained a multitude of international recognitions, and are considered as one of the best in the world, for their artisan system of elaboration and for the climatic and environmental conditions in which the sheep and goats that are the base of the production are raised