Explore Northern Spain


2020 Tour Full

September 26 - Oct 5



Contact Katie (katie@csasheville.com) for next year's tour.

2020 Tour Registration Closed 

Please contact Katie for the 2021 tour

katie@csasheville.com or 828-484-1586

Join Katie the Cheese Lady to explore the rich

culture of

Northern Spain 

This amazing region of Europe has deep historical roots and is abundant with a thriving local food culture.  Join us to learn, listen, taste and experience.

Itinerary 2020

10 days, 9 nights

We meet in Madrid and travel north to Asturias to visit cheese makers, cider houses and cities with histories that date to Roman times.

Then we head eastward to the Basque Country for  gastronomic delights, visits to the Bay of Biscay, and interactions with the unique culture and people of this country.

Click here for a sample itinerary.

Logistics 2020

We provide:

  • 9 nights lodging

  • Transportation between cities

  • Most meals* (all breakfasts, 6 main meals, 5 light meals)

  • Visits to museums, creameries, cider houses, and historical sites

  • One-of-a-kind interactions with people involved in the local food movement

You provide:

  • Travel to and from Madrid

  • Travel insurance

  • A sense of adventure and curiosity

*Please note that meals in Asturias and the Basque Country are traditionally meat-heavy.  Most cheese in these regions is not vegetarian.

2020 Tour Full

Questions or comments? 

Contact Katie  


2020 Pricing*

Our pricing for small group tours (8 people maximum) is structured to cover most travel costs to meet the needs of our guests for a comfortable trip.  We also provide time for guests to be on their own as well as make some of their own dining choices during the tour.

8 people

$2950/person/dbl occupancy


6 people

$4000/person/dbl occupancy

4 people

$5200/person/dbl occupancy

Single occupancy add $450

Photos from past tours

Cheese Stall at Tolosa Market
Cheese Stall at Tolosa Market
Arantxa selling her cheese at Tolosa
Arantxa selling her cheese at Tolosa Market
Clever Basque Graffiti
Clever Basque Graffiti
Tree-lined street in Bermeo
Tree-lined street in Bermeo
Villaviciosa, Asturias
Villaviciosa, Asturias
Pouring Asturian Cider
Pouring cider in Oviedo
Cider Alley Oviedo
Visiting Cider Alley in Oviedo
A feast in Cider Alley
A feast in Oviedo Cider Alley
A Tour of Trabanco Cider House
Learning about Asturian cider making at Trabanco Cider House
Barrel storage entrance
Visiting the tunnel at Trabanco
Asturian Cider from the barrel
Cheesemaker Cristina
Learning about cheese making at Quesos Artesanos Rebollín
Making Cheese, Quesos Artisanos Rebo
Gearing up to help Cristina and her team make cheese
Quesos Artisanos Rebollín
Quesos Artisanos Rebollín
Helping to make cheese
Oviedo at night
Basque Country Mountains
From the top of Gaztelugatxe
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Cider Alley Oviedo

Visiting Cider Alley in Oviedo