LOCATION

At the km 424 on the N-122 highway.

49800 TORO – ZAMORA

33 km from Zamora and 35 km from Tordesillas (A6 motorway).

At the exit of Toro (N-122) on the way to Morales del Vino, close to a roundabout that connects directly with the A11 ‘Duero’ motorway.

DESCRIPTION

Enter one of the leading manufacturers in the meat processing sector in Castilla and Leon, through a complete guided tour of the production and packaging processes of hams and sausages.

The whole visit is guided by a professional, who explains every detail and addresses all visitors’ questions.

After being welcomed, you will be delivered the right clothes for the visit (gowns, caps and booties) in the shop.

Once inside the factory, you are explained, step by step, the whole working process, starting from the goods receipt in the loading dock and the specific entry chambers for pig carcases and raw cut products.

In the processing room, visitors can realise how Serrano and Iberian products are manufactured. The visit continues in the cold stores, where products are in various maturing stages.

Then, in the storage rooms, with a capacity of 2000 sqm, visitors can observe the fully packaged products.

Another part of the factory is dedicated to ham drying, with a capacity for 100,000 pieces. It includes:

  • the batch freezer room where all hams and shoulders are checked to control that the drying process is correct
  • the ham and shoulder artificial drying room, where humidity and temperature are measured to guarantee the optimal drying process
  • the natural drying room where both Iberian and Serrano hams and shoulders enter the final stage before sale.

At the end of the visit, enjoy a mouth watering tasting of the most selected produce from ‘Embutidos BALLESTEROS’, accompanied by a local wine.

In the shop, you will be spoilt for choice among a large choice of sausages, hams, cheeses, wines, preserves, vegetables and other local products.

DURATION

Between 1 hour and 1 hour and half.

PRICE PER PERSON

€10

Please note the minimum group size (10 people). If your group is smaller, you can pay the equivalent amount (€100). If this is your case, please contact us: rutas@rutasaparte.com

ADVANCE NOTICE

24 hours.

TIMES

Monday to Friday: 10.00-2.00 and 4.00-8.00.

Saturdays and Sundays: only for minimum groups of 25 people. Visiting time on prior agreement.

MINIMUM GROUP SIZE

10 people.

MAXIMUM GROUP SIZE

60 people.

MINIMUM AGE

10 years.

 

 

Accessibility

This modern factory stands out for its lack of architectural barriers, being fully accessible to disabled people.

Visitor Parking

The factory has a parking space for cars and buses inside the fenced enclosure, with an area of 3000 sqm.

Advice

If you make a purchase, you will be given a ballot paper for a draw that takes place at the end of the visit. You can win a shoulder, a coffee set, dinnerware…

Suggestions

Do you want to make the most of your stay in Toro and enjoy a guided tour with RUTAS APARTE of the historic town and the exhibition “The Ages of Man” (AQVA) between April and November 2016? Check with us: rutas@rutasaparte.com

BALLESTEROS fabrica
BALLESTEROS exterior
BALLESTEROS degustacion

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