Irati ecological cheese factory
Use the visiting corridor
In operation since 2009, this "cutting-edge" cheese factory currently makes up 15% of Agour's production. It was designed to develop and preserve the territory. First objective: to place value on what the shepherds from the valley produce, to guarantee the sustainability of future generations. Second objective: to make the shop a model as far as environmental respect is concerned (recyclable materials, energy optimisation, blending in with the landscape, etc.). The nerve centre of the Irati ecological cheese factory is the R+D department, which tests new recipes to improve our selection, improve the quality, etc. The department designs the products of tomorrow. The cheese factory was also specially equipped for tours (individual and group). A tour corridor with panoramic windows into the production process winds throughout the entire shop, so you can follow the cheese production cycle. Videos in Basque and French set the pace for the tour.
Adress : Route d’Iraty – RD 18 64220 Mendive
TÉL. : 09 71 16 06 18
Opening hours :
- Outside school vacations: Wednesday to Sunday from 10:30 am to 6 pm
- During school vacations: Tuesday to Sunday from 10:30 am to 6 pm
- July / August : 7 days / 7, from 10:30 am to 6 pm
ATTENTION : The schedules are likely to change during the winter period according to the daily weather conditions.