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Ruta'l Quesu y la Sidra

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Ruta'l Quesu y la Sidra

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Deletrea wrote a review Aug 2019
Brussels, Belgium142 contributions161 helpful votes
The website makes you dream about a long tradition, lots of things to see, insight in the specifics of cheese making and brewing all that with post card views........ The reality is that the village of Asiego is idyllic, small, very small, post card small and the view on cheese making is limited to small windows (one at a local cheese factory) and another in the cave itself where some cheeses are stored. In between a rather small walk between locations ending at the local cidre brewery. I recall basically the entire village and its activities are owned by one family, perhaps two...But ok, just as you think it is disappointing, you end up at lunch and get amazed, surprised delighted by all the local produce on your table. The cheese is heaven, membrillo as well, local black pudding surprising, cidre yummie and slowly cooked lamb the absolute best i have ever eaten in my life....it shows: you can never leave the cinema until the film has truly ended...worth its money!
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Date of experience: July 2019
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amyunbounded wrote a review Jul 2019
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First, let me just say, I personally enjoyed this. It's a tour of a small aldea (hamlet), full of history, interesting buildings, beautiful scenery. And the meal at the end was delicious. Unfortunately, my family, who don't speak Spanish, didn't get much out of it. I translated as best I could, but our guide talked a LOT. He told many long stories, and by the time he would pause, there was no way I could convey all the details and humour to my family. If it had just been us and him (and maybe a few other people), maybe he could have spoken in shorter bursts and given me time to translate. Which brings us to the second problem: this was more about the village, and less about the cheese. I had hoped maybe we'd see more of the cheese-making process, but all we saw was a room full of new cheeses on shelves through a little glass window. I'd expected that the cave would be something we could walk into, but again, nope. You see a few cheeses on shelves through a window. I thought maybe we'd see goats or cows being milked? Nope. Even the cider part was very lacking in actual cider-making action -- he showed us the press and the fermentation vats and various machinery, and of course we got to drink some cider, but we never saw so much as an apple (except on the trees on our way in). Now, I appreciate that farm work is seasonal. Maybe some times of year there is more going on. The cider was fermenting, the cheese aging, and there just wasn't much to SEE at this time of year. I wish they could give some indication of that in advance. I'm giving three stars because I don't want to sink their ratings. I think this is a really cool idea, and a great way to keep the aldea afloat, and I wish them every success. They were lovely, the food was great -- that cabrales cheese is really something special. BUT: if you don't speak much Spanish, or have family members who don't, this was just not an engaging use of 3-4 hours, alas. If there had been more actual food production visible, maybe that could have held their interest. I wish there had been a review that warned us of this before we went.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Albert N wrote a review Aug 2018
Barcelona, Spain132 contributions10 helpful votes
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Well, tourism service told to do that at Oviedo airport to prepare that visit. Here we go. Calling one Tuesday morning we had the lucky to go. Arriving ten minutes late we and my children began to listen history and how-to-do cheese and "Sidra" from Manuel. Trip were with some stops to explain not only about Cabrales cheese and Sidra but explaining history, legends, about people, about shepherd or pastor, live on site, rural survival, Asiego and around it. Nice ! At the end we share time with visitors on same table eating a degustation of different foods. And "Sidra" ! Cool! That kind of meeting is named "espicha". Related by a Catalan.
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Date of experience: August 2018
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Cheekaago wrote a review Jul 2018
Boca Raton, Florida60 contributions1 helpful vote
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We loved this tour! We were lucky enough to be part of a small group and felt like it was a private tour. Our young kids (7 & 9) were with us. They did get a bit bored but were able to entertain themselves in the fields. It wrapped up with a family style meal. Definitely recommend!
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Date of experience: July 2018
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JMciderNY wrote a review Jun 2017
Brooklyn, New York5 contributions
Take your time here. It is an incredible area and if you rush you'll miss the point of this experience. The town, the people, the traditions being maintained and celebrated. 4 of us stayed for 2 nights and all absolutely loved it. The area is beautiful, the tour is fascinating, the food is incredible as well as locally produced and the Sidra is one of the best we had in all of Asturias.
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Date of experience: May 2017
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