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April 2018

23rd Cheese Fair - Taramundi

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At Easter every year, there is a Cheese Fair in Taramundi. Taramundi is about a 30 minute drive from Granero del Burro so it makes a good day out. There are lots of stall holders all with their own cheeses and you can buy as much or as little as you want. If you buy anything, you get a raffle ticket which enters you in the grand draw for huge hampers. 

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In addition to cheese, you can buy cider and specialist knives. Nearly all the produce is from Asturias which is the neighbouring autonomous region to Galicia. Taramundi is famous for its knives and has a knife museum.

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It is a very busy day in Taramundi but you can always find somewhere to have lunch. Casa Paulino is worth trying as is the Hotel Taramundi. If you don't fancy lunch, have a drink before going back to see if you have won one of the hampers when the lottery is drawn at 2.00pm

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Self catering holiday in Galicia - May special offer

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If you come and stay with us any time between the 28th April and the 1st June, you can take advantage of our May special offer. Stay for 7 nights for 495€ or for 75€ per night (minimum 3 night stay). This is when Galicia is at its best with all the Spring flowers in bloom, nice warm weather (usually), very few tourists and deserted beaches.

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The flowers along the coast are fantastic at this time of year with Orchids and many other wild flowers on show. Catch the unique Tongue Orchid at the side of the road near Rinlo. There is also the Tapas week in Ribadeo which this year runs from the 11th to 20th May. With over 50 participating bars and restaurants it is great fun trying out all the different tapas in each place. They cost 1.30€ each and 3 or 4 are enough for a nice lunch!

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It is a nice time to stay at the barn and enjoy evening drinks out in the bread oven. Listen to the Cuckoo and Turtle Doves in the valley and watch the Honey Buzzards flying overhead. If you want to book, just click on the availability, prices and booking at the top of the page. 

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