There is no place in Spain or possibly in Europe that moves so many activities around cheese. The Casar Cake Week reaches its 28th edition of the October 7 to 13 and has prepared a program literally non-stop, from the official opening at 11:30 this Friday. There will be free buses from Cáceres to Casar de Caceres with departures in front of the Hotel Extremadura (on the 7th and 8th at 12:00, 13:00 and 19:00, returning at 17:00, 18:30 and 23:00; and on the 9th at 12:00 and 13:00, returning at 18:00). These are the proposals:
Cheese Fair and Market
The ‘6th European Cheese Fair’ offers the opportunity to taste and buy the best cheeses from Spain (Euskadi, Navarra, Catalonia, the Balearic Islands, the Canary Islands, Andalusia, Castilla y León and Extremadura) and Portugal (Regio Centro and Alentejo), accompanied by tasty drinks of wines and beersall this in the Plaza de Sancho IV de Casar from 7 to 9 October, in collaboration with the association European Cheese Route. Nearby, in the walk of Extremadura, can also be enjoyed on the 9th of the Traditional and Craft Market, with more than forty stalls selling sweets, sausages, cheeses and handicrafts from all over the region.
Tapas for the good table
The ’13th Tapa Route with Wedding Cake‘ proposes to enjoy the best elaborations of the October 7 to 12 in 12 establishments (the best one will receive a prize): Casa Claudio, Vía de la Plata Hostel, El Secreto, El Obrador de Miguel, Cafeteria Ultrella, Pizzeria Távola, La Ronda, Majuca, El Siglo, La Estación de Autobuses, Ejido and El Gallo . Furthermore, the activity ‘Savor the Wedding Cake’ includes other establishments in various municipalities that offer October 7 to 15 tapas and dishes with this privileged ingredient: Hospedería Puente de Alconétar, Casa Claudio, El Gallo, Entre2, Vostell, La Casa del Sol and La Chimenea.
Appointment with transhumance
The program repeats one of the most successful activities, the ’16th Transhumant Route’, that offers a hiking tour accompanying a herd of sheep on the 9th, leaving at 10.00 from the Plaza de Sancho IV. will be distributed crumbs, will visit the ‘Shepherd’s Hut’ and there will be sheep milkingin addition to tastings and raffles of batches of cheeses. inscriptions in ‘ view/reserves/activities/id/72’.
Tastings for everyone
Enjoy with special flavors from the hand of an expert. That is the proposal of the tasting ‘Great Artisan Cheeses’, which will take place on the 7th (6:00 p.m.) and on the 8th (1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.) in the marquee of Plaza Sancho IV de Casar, with some of the best products belonging to the European Cheese Route. Likewise, on the 9th (1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.) the tasting will be held ‘The Colors of the Vintage’ with wines, cavas and cheeses, and the collaboration of the Ribera del Guadiana Wine Route. registrations up to 15 minutes before for both appointments.
Concerts and workshops
Cake Week also offers live performances by Soraya Arnelas (7th at 8:30 p.m.), the crumbs (on the 8th at 8:30 p.m.) and Touching Ceiling and Álex Rodríguez (on the 9th at 5:30 p.m.), on the covered track of the sports facilities. The little ones have their own quite didactic proposals: ‘Cheese Making Workshop’ (on the 7th at 5:30 p.m. and on the 8th at 12:30 p.m., 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.), and ‘Mosaic Workshop’ (day 8 at 12.00 and 13.00). They will be in the pool, with registration up to 15 minutes before.
More to see and participate
The program is completed with various appointments. Professional activities around the ‘3rd Conference of the University of Cheese: Cheese and Tourism‘, on the 11th (streaming on ‘www.tagus.net’). Also the visits to cheese factories and the Cheese Museum on days 10, 11 and 13 (with the Permanent School of Consumeither), inclusive proposals for people with disabilities (day 7) and exhibitions in the Carvajal Palace of Cáceres and in the Helénides Salamina Popular University, of Casar.
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Torta del Casar Week: tastings, routes and concerts
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