5. Fuerteventura: Artisan Goat's Cheese Making at Local Farm
You will have the experience of making an authentic Fuerteventura cheese with your own hands from the milking.
You will know how it is, how it lives, how it feeds,... the Majorera goat: the best goat in the world for desert climate and the real protagonist in this experience.
Upon arrival at our farm, you will be welcomed with a cup of coffee while we explain the experience, which will last approximately 2.5 hours. At that moment we provide you with the necessary material (work covers, tights, gloves,...) to access the corrals and the milking parlor. Once here we proceed to teach you the milking techniques both manually and with the milking machine, so that you can do it on your own. Also during the milking we provide you with all the necessary information about our greatest treasure: the Majorera goat (feeding, morphology, care,...).
In the middle of the work we give you an Authentic Fuerteventura Breakfast, which consists of a bowl of freshly milked goat's milk with Gofio. Once we have milked a batch of goats (approx. 40 goats) we will go to the pens to proceed to feed them. Our guest farmers will carry out the work in the corral (emptying the sacks of food in the troughs, wheelbarrow with alfalfa,...).
When this is finished, we will again provide new work material (change of gloves, hats, aprons,...) this time to go to the Elaboration Room, where our visitors will get all the basic information necessary to transform milk into cheese.
Each visitor will individually elaborate their own cheese. In this place you will also have more information about the different majorero cheeses that exist, differences in formats with respect to the ripening time, ... and much more. When you have finished making the cheese, we leave it in the "press" to take firmness and we go to our patio of plants, where you will receive a large breakfast containing fresh cheese sandwich, cheese board, accompanied by Canarian Mojos and jams, plus water and other consumption to choose (Coffee, Tea, Tenerife Wine, Beer, Soft Drinks, ...).
Once you have finished having breakfast and rested from the experience, you will go back to the Elaboration room and take your own cheese from the press, vacuum pack it and label it by yourselves, ending the experience.