The journey of milk to becoming cheese

LOCATION

Avda. de Castilla y León, s/n

49122 TORRES DEL CARRIZAL – ZAMORA

15 km northeast of Zamora, on a good road (CL-612). Just at the entrance to the village (on the ZA-P-1304).

DURATION

Between 25 and 45 minutes

PRICE PER PERSON

INDIVIDUALS

1-4 people: € 15

This price includes a wedge of cheese for each visitor.

GROUPS

5-14 people: € 9

15 or more: € 6

PRICE INCLUDES 

A complete tour of the cheese factory, following the same route that the milk makes from entering the premises to becoming cheese. The visit concludes with a video and a tasting session.

DESCRIPTION

You will feel privileged to visit an authentic artisan cheese factory, run by a family of Zamorano farmers who keep alive the cheese-making traditions of this land, which have their origins in the “encellas” (cheese moulds) of the Bronze Age and which are now endorsed by the Denomination of Origin “Zamorano Cheese” issued by the Regulatory Board.

This cheese is produced solely from the milk from two native breeds of sheep: Churra and Spanish, from our family flocks. At LAURUS we still remain true to lifelong traditional processes. Our cheeses (cured, in oil, and cream) are free from all chemicals or any ingredients other than the milk itself. At the same time, we take great care with our manufacturing processes, so that we preserve the characteristic powerful and well developed aromas and flavours, which linger on the palate.

As you will see: this cheese is ‘la leche’ (the real thing)!

DID YOU KNOW?

  • In Latin, Laurus means: laureate, victorious, object of veneration.
  • Zamora province is the largest producer of sheep’s milk in Spain, and most national cheese industries have factories here.
  • LAURUS cream cheese is the result of the careful blending of various cheeses.
  • Cured sheep cheese is produced from fresh sheep’s milk using lamb rennet, as it has been made throughout history.

Hours

Every day. LAURUS will contact you to fix the exact time of your visit.

Group size  

We welcome both groups and individual visitors.

Advance Notice

48 hours for visits at weekends.

72 hours for visits from Monday to Friday.

Accessibility

The whole tour is accessible.

Visitor Parking

Parking outside, also for buses.

Advice

Special equipment for the visit (protective gowns, hairnets and shoe covers) are provided by the cheese factory.

Suggestions

LAURUS welcomes all types of visitors, and can adapt the tour to the needs and interests of each group. The experience is particularly recommended for children over seven.

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