Cheese in Madrid

"The value of the trip is exceptional when you consider that an average travel planner could not
arrange for you to visit some of the people or locations that Sue is able to get into with her connections.
You are treated like a VIP with access to "Inside" areas of a cheese maker, cheese shop, affinage setting and are treated to special food and pairing events with esteemed authors, restauranteurs, educators and professionals in the industry."

-Sheri Allen ACS CCP®
Owner - Artisinal Touch Events

Discover Spanish cheese! Jose-Luis Martin, affineur, retailer, and organizer of GourmetQuesos, the Spanish cheese competition, will introduce us to Spanish cheeses in all their glory. We will attend the final of the GourmetQuesos and the Salon des Gourmets (the Spanish Food Show), tour mercados and cheese boutiques around Madrid, dicover tapas, local beers, and Spanish ciders, and visit Spanish cheesemakers.

This program will involve a great deal of walking. Professionals only.


  • Four days guided visits and discussions (32+ hours)

  • Class size limited to 6; minimum 4 enrollments required for course to be held

  • Day at Salon des Gourmets including GourmetQuesos competition final

  • Visits to Spanish cheesemakers

  • Tuition, including lodging (double occupancy) & most meals: $2800

  • April 8-11, 2019


Special Events:

  • Attend Salon des Gourmets and GourmetQuesos final

  • Private tasting and overview of Spanish cheeses with Jose-Luis Martin

  • Tapas walk

  • Visits to Spanish cheesemakers*

*visits subject to change; any replacements will be of equal quality and interest.

Click here for eligibility and application.