What should you expect?

Our tour "Become an Artisan" in Cadiz is a private full day experience. We can arrange the tour from Cadiz province or Seville. However, please take into account that the tour will be happening in the mountain system of Cadiz province. 

Make your own cheese

We will pick you up at your hotel in the morning to be able to arrive to the cheese farm and factory at 10:30am. Here you will start your "become an artisan" tour in Cadiz. You will learn how to make fresh cheese with full flavour, how cheese tasted over 50 years ago. You will make your own cheese and taste it with some local products. As well, you can take any remaining cheese with you to enjoy later. While the cheese is pressing we will go to the farm to see the free roaming goats and enjoy the views. Also make sure to bring comfortable walking or hiking footwear if possible.

After tasting your cheese we will head to the Roman and pre-Roman ruins and take in one of the best views in the area as well as learn about the local history. On the way to the ruins you will see a Mediterranean forest and learn about what makes this forest unique. Then, head to the nearby white village to have lunch, taste local food products and relax for a bit.

Make your own leather souvenir

The leather tradition in Ubrique started more than 200 years ago, initially with tanning leather. Eventually this evolved into the precise leatherwork which the town has become so well known for. The techniques needed to produce such goods at top quality has been passed down from generation to generation. It’s these kinds of skills, honed over generations, which have drawn in the big brand names. Do you want to learn about the leather artisans sought by the world’s top designers? In this pueblo blanco (white village), from which many of the top fashion brands such as Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Hermes, Chanel, Chloe and more source their leather goods.
These companies force these leather factories to sign a contract of confidentiality.

For this reason we will visit a local leather factory that has its own brand but uses the same techniques as these other factories used for international design and learn about the leather-making tradition and modern art. When we have learnt about the whole process, then we will head to the leather museum. In this museum you will be shown how things were traditionally made. To end the "become an artisan in Cadiz" tour you will make your own leather souvenir with the leadership of a specialist. This souvenir was the first leather product ever created here in Ubrique, used for holding tobacco. However it can be used nowadays to hold coins and cards. Finally we will head back home and drop you off at your hotel.

If you have further questions or want to book this tour, send us an email and we will help you with any queries you have at info@explorelatierra.com

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Do you want to develop a personal itinerary just for you and your group? Book a private custom tour.

Important Info

When: Tuesday to Friday

Meeting Point: Pick up from your hotel

Price: Cost depends on services and distance

Group Size: 2-20 people offered as a private tour

Language: Tours are offered in English

You choose what to include: Private transport with driver, accompanying guide, Cheese factory and goat farm, visit to Mediterranean forest and Roman ruins, visit to leather factory, and visit to leather museum, lunch.

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I bring?
Make sure you wear comfortable shoes for walking in and bring a hat, sunglasses and sun cream, as we will be outside enjoying the sunshine for part of the time!
Don’t forget to bring along your camera to show everyone back home all the best moments from your tour!
What language is the tour in?
The tour is offered in English, which your guide which will be fluent in.
Is the tour wheelchair accessible?
Our usual tour route is not wheelchair accessible unfortunately. However, contact us in advance and we will try to contact our partners to make the tour accessible! We can drive you straight to where the goats are but you won’t be able to access the Roman ruins due to the steps
Can older people keep up with the group?
Absolutely! We walk at a relaxing pace and stop frequently so it is enjoyable for everyone!
Can children join the tour?
Yes, of course. They will really enjoy this crafty day.
Are there any additional costs?
Only those services that you choose will be included in the price.

What happens in the event of rain?

Luckily, we are in an incredibly sunny region where rainy days are infrequent (July averages only 1mm of rain in the whole month!). However, in “become an artisan” in Cadiz tour we are able to do most things inside of a building, if there is heavy rain on the day we will not be able to visit the Roman ruins or visit the goat farm due to unstable soil conditions.

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