White villages, white cheese: the Payoyo route

The Sierra de Cadiz is famous for its spectacular natural landscapes and the white villages. But the region in the south of Spain has also produced a famous cheese: Payoyo, which is popular throughout Spain. The cradle of the goat cheese with its snow-white paste is Villaluenga, where a big cheese fair is held in spring.
The village is also home to the best cheese dairies in the region and is the starting point for the Cheese Route of the Sierra de Cádiz. This route leads to El Bosque, where a cheese museum and information centre awaits visitors. Further stops are Villamartín. Alcalá de los Gazules or Arcos de la Frontera - all with their own cheese specialities.

Saint Emilion

World-class wines: Along the Médoc wine route

he Médoc, the wine growing region between Côte d'Argent, Gironde and Arcachon, is probably one of the most famous in the world: names like Pauillac, Margaux or Saint-Estèphe make the hearts of connoisseurs beat faster. The number of Grand Crus, the wines that belong to the great growths, is enormous. The most famous wineries with their château-like estates can be visited on a tourist theme road: the Route du vin du Médoc. 
The road does not only lead past the famous stately chateaux and through some prominent wine cellars. There are also pretty wine villages such as Saint-Emilion, which with its monasteries and churches is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

World-famous soft cheese: The Camembert Route

White rind, golden yellow paste: Camembert is probably the best known soft mould cheese - and is produced in many countries. The original, however, comes from Normandy, more precisely from the village of Camembert in the department of Orne.
The Camembert Route also passes through here, passing farms where the cheese is still produced in the traditional way. Stops are also villages like Canapville, Orbec or Guerquesalles. Not to forget the museum and monument of Marie Harel, the inventor of Camembert in Vimoutiers.