Rosas (Roses), Spain
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Approximately 4 Hours
Meals not included
Enjoy a taste of the iconic produce of Empordà -- olive oil, organic cheese and wine.
Head towards Siurana, where Mas Marcè is located. The owners of this family business, Mas, Natàlia and Manel, started out with the goal of recovering the population of Rosas' native breed of sheep. Learn how they carefully supervise the sheep and promote only and natural livestock practices on the farm to ensure that their finished products (wool, milk and cheese) are top quality. The milk and cheese from the farm is highly acclaimed and is served in many local restaurants. The partners are adherents of the 'slow food' philosophy, so you will be able to see their entire process and appreciate exactly the how the farm works
Sample the sheep's-milk cheese that is produced at Mas Marcé.
Your next stop will be at Empordalia -- an agrarian cooperative between the towns of Pau, Rosas and Vilajuïga. The region is located in a peculiar, rocky landscape swept by the tramontana wind. This is part of the terroir which lends a special flavor to the local wines and olive oils. Empordalia currently produces extra virgin Pau's oil and Sinols wine. Stop briefly at a centenary olive garden to appreciate the whole process of oil pressing, from picking to crushing at the old mill. Visit the modern cellar to taste a couple of different olive oil varietals.
Please note: Tour does not operate on holidays.