AOP Ossau Iraty Interpretation Center Museums in Espelette

Opening hours

Open

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 10:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Wednesday 10:00 am - 01:00 pm 02:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Thursday 10:00 am - 01:00 pm 02:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Friday 10:00 am - 01:00 pm 02:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed

Closes at 06:00 pm

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  • Ossau Iraty

Location : In town

Province : Labourd

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    • DISCOVER THE AOP OSSAU-IRATY HOUSE IN ESPELETTE

      Located in the heart of the famous village of Espelette
      The AOP Ossau-Iraty Interpretation Center welcomes you from Easter to All Saints' Day. By visiting it, you will have all the keys to understand the specificities of the emblematic cheese of the gastronomy of Béarn and the Basque Country: the AOP Ossau-Iraty.

      A lively place for adults and children
      Which offers a fun and informative visit. You learn to recognize the 3 breeds of local sheep that give the milk used to make Ossau-Iraty and the richness of the local flora, to fully understand all the stages of production and a film immerses you in the daily life of the shepherds.

      Meetings with producers
      Regularly, producers welcome you there. They explain their jobs to you and share their passion. They invite you to tastings and offer their cheeses for sale. A great way to discover all the taste variety of the AOP Ossau-Iraty.

      On site, remember to ask for the Ossau-Iraty Cheese Route guide. 129 stages spread over Béarn and the Basque Country to meet producers and cheese dairies.

      Open from Easter to All Saints Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. It can be open at other times on request. Phone 05 59 37 86 61 for all information.

      Free entry.
      390 rue Principale - 64250 Espelette
      contact@ossau-iraty.fr


      Click here for more information!

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Traveller Reviews AOP Ossau Iraty Interpretation Center

4.4 sur 5 10 reviews

  • Go Basque

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Go Basque on 20/04/2023

    Interesting place to learn more deeply about how Ossau Iraty DO cheese is made. During the summer months, we found different local shepherds offering tastings of their cheese.

  • P R H

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by P R H on 01/09/2023

    Great learning place.

  • Earra Tours San Sebastian

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Earra Tours San Sebastian on 25/04/2024

    Very interesting to learn about locally made cheese, its origin, sheep breeds, explanation of the territory and meet some of the shepherds who visit the store to sell their cheese. A great idea to get to know local life and taste some of our favorite cheeses while directly supporting the producers. Zorionak!

Traveller Reviews AOP Ossau Iraty Interpretation Center

4.5 sur 5 13 reviews

  • "A good compromise before going to visit a farm"

    4 / 5 Reviews posted by creps0842 (Charleville-Mezieres, France) on 04/08/2023

    Good welcome, possibility of tasting three types of ossau (farmer's, Basque, Béarn). Exceptionally no sales today because of the appellation celebrations. Drawing for children. Explanatory film with...

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  • "très decevant"

    1 / 5 Reviews posted by Dmfn62100 (Calais, France) on 27/08/2022

    La qualité d la visite doit dépendre de la personne qui nous accueille. j'en ai compris que les producteurs viennent tour à tour dans ce centre pour vendre leurs produits. le jour où nous sommes...

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  • "Très enrichissant"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by 241elodiec on 17/08/2022

    Une jeune femme passionnée nous a présenté l’AOP , le travail exigeant des éleveurs de brebis pour produire un si bon fromage…très pédagogue , avec des supports très ludiques pour les enfants …on y...

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AOP Ossau Iraty Interpretation Center

Address

390 rue Principale
64250 Espelette

GPS coordinates

43° 20'27.03"N, 1° 26'55.16"W

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