Every year there is a Cheese Fair in Taramundi on Easter Saturday. This year it was its 17th year. Cheese producers come from Asturias, Galicia, Cantabria and Castilla y Leon. There are a variety of home produced sheep, cow's and goat's cheese all of which you can taste and buy. In addition to cheese there are local breads, cakes, cider and of course knives. Taramundi is famous for its knives!
The fair takes place in the sports hall which was a good job as it was an awful morning. It was quiet to start with but by 1 o'clock there was a good crowd of people. You can have a typical lunch as well in one of the open air restaurants that come with these events. Octopus, Chorizo, boiled Ham, Pork ribs, Sausages are all typically offered and washed down with a few beers or wine. There was a young lad called Pablo looking after tables - very keen for about 10 years old!!!
After lunch you can go and visit the 'Castro' in Taramundi. It is an ancient fort which dates back to Roman times and has been carefully excavated and restored. It is one of the most important ones in Asturias. You could also visit Mazonovo and Teixois which are very close to Taramundi. A great day out if you are visiting Granero del Burro during Easter.