This past weekend I went with some friends to the annual Cheese & Goat Fair in Playa Blanca in the Southern of part of the Island.
Over two days, every year in March, this small village celebrates the fair of cheese and goats.
Since Lanzarote was populated centuries ago, goats milk has been a crucial ingredient to the survival of the islanders, so not surprisingly, they celebrate it each year.
This fair is becoming a real hit and the idea I must say is absolutely marvelous. Cheese & Goat Fair
When you arrive to Playa Blanca’s main street great part of it is closed to traffic from the center and all the way up the small Church of the village.
Blue pavilions are placed one next to another on each side of the street stretching all the way along it. Cheese & Goat Fair
Each tent has its kind of “Own Story” that invites you to be explored, if you know what I mean. I’m talking about that arriving with a full stomach is a really bad idea. You must to arrive to the Fair of Cheese fairly hungry!
Cheese & Goat Fair
Because you see, you’ll not only find cheese, but all kinds of delicious delicacies from the Lanzarote cuisine.
Some tents have huge barbecue grills placed in front of them and on some of them fresh fish is sizzling and on others sausages roasting; you can tell from the smoky mouthwatering and spicy smell filling the air.
And certainly not to forget, among all the delicacies you’ll also find different sorts of local wines. Cheese & Goat Fair
You see, Lanzarote it not only famous for its vulcanos and the yearly sports event Ironman. We do have some fantastic wineries in the center of the Island and they are producing some great wines too each with their specific gusto!
Walking down the line of pavilions along Playa Blanca’s main street, you’ll find an incredible variety of all kinds of cheese each made carefully with it’s very special touch. There are homemade cakes and pastry, beautifully decorated delicious Canarian tapas spiced in different ways.
I have to say that this event has become so huge that the local television channel is covering it closely and has been blowing it up to a point, which is good, where leading restaurants on the island have started competing at the fair. Everybody are striving to be the best at making tasty and decorative tapas – which are the pride of Lanzarote cuisine.
Attending each year at the fair of Cheese & Goats, I noticed this year much more tourist than past years. That is great for me to see, because that tells me that it’s becoming more and more popular and I’m sure they all enjoyed it, at least as much as I did. I know that my palate and stomach certainly did!
I’m looking forward to next year’s Fair of Cheese & Goats 2019. See you there! Cheese & Goat Fair