Canary Green’s Sustainable Adventure: Exploring Museo del queso majorero and Salinas del Carmen

Museo del Queso Majorero and Antigua windmill

When it comes to local food in Fuerteventura, the island’s cheeses and salts are not to be missed. Recently, the Canary Green team visited Museo del Queso Majorero and Salt Museum to learn more about these culinary treasures and their cultural significance to the island. Here’s a recap of our adventures.

As we drove through the stunning landscapes of the island, we couldn’t help but feel grateful for the opportunity to experience something new and unique. Upon arriving at Museo del Queso Majorero, we were instantly greeted with warm smiles and welcoming energy from the locals who run the museum. Throughout our tour of Museo del Queso Majorero, we learned fascinating facts about how cheese is made and the different types of cheese produced on the island. What made the experience all the more special was the use of sustainable practices in the production of the cheese, which was a testament to the island’s commitment to sustainability.

The highlight of our visit was the opportunity to connect with the locals who run Museo del Queso Majorero. They were eager to share their knowledge and passion for cheese-making with us, and we left feeling privileged to have been a part of something so authentic and culturally significant.

We highly recommend this fun and sustainable activity to people of all ages. It’s a chance to learn about the island’s history and culture, support local businesses, and connect with the community. Our visit to Museo del Queso Majorero in Fuerteventura was a truly memorable experience that we will cherish for years to come. 

Las Salinas del Carmen in Fuerteventura is a fascinating place to visit for anyone interested in the history and production of salt. Located on the east coast of the island, the museum is situated in Salinas del Carmen, the only salt flats in Fuerteventura that are still in operation. The museum offers a unique insight into the traditional methods used for extracting salt from the sea. Visitors can take a guided tour of the salt pans and learn about the history of salt production on the island, as well as the different types of salt that are produced there.

What makes the salt from Salinas del Carmen unique is its particular way of obtaining salt from sea foam, along with the waves that crash day after day. This makes for a white salt that is rich in trace elements and has a unique flavor.

Las Salinas del Carmen itself is a modern facility with interactive exhibits and displays that explain the salt production process. Visitors can also see examples of the tools and equipment that were used in the past, as well as the traditional clothing worn by the salt workers. In addition to the museum, Salinas del Carmen also has a restaurant where visitors can sample traditional dishes made with local ingredients, including sea salt. The museum also offers combo entry tickets to the Salinas del Carmen, Museo del Queso Majorero, and Centro de Artesania Molino de Antigua, making it a great value for those interested in learning more about the cultural and historical aspects of the island.

Overall, the Salt Museum at Salinas del Carmen is a must-visit destination for anyone visiting Fuerteventura. It offers a unique and fascinating look into the history and production of salt on the island, and is a great way to learn more about the local culture and traditions.

Las Salinas del Carmen, in particular, is an excellent example of the island’s unique history and cultural traditions. It’s important to support and promote these kinds of institutions that serve as a window into the past and offer a deeper understanding of the local community.

Maintaining and preserving cultural heritage can be a challenging task, and the work done by these museums is vital in ensuring that Fuerteventura’s history and traditions are not lost over time. Canary Green is thankful for this collaboration which continues to thrive and lead to further opportunities for community outreach, research, and education.

By supporting the Museo Fuerteventura Foundation, we can contribute to preserving the unique cultural landscape of the island for future generations to appreciate and learn from.

On your journey to becoming a more responsible traveller, we encourage you to choose fun and thrilling activities that are also respectful towards the environment and appreciate the beauty of the Canary Islands. It is our shared responsibility to protect the beauty of Fuerteventura for generations to come. 

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