Rest & Relaxation at Villa de Olmedo

Villa Olmedo Spa

I had never heard of Olmedo, Spain. Located northwest of Madrid, this tiny town between Segovia and Valladolid was never even on my radar. But when I was invited to tour Quesaría Cantagrullas, I was forced to examine this small part of the Spanish map in order to find lodging for … [Read more...]

Granja Cantagrullas: Artisanal Cheese in Valladolid

Granja Cantagrullas sign

Sometimes someone makes you think. I mean, really think-- reflect, ponder… whatever you prefer to call it. When Rubén Valbuena of Granja Cantagrullas first contacted me about hosting us for a cheese tasting and tour of his farm, I was happy to have another excuse to escape … [Read more...]

Crica Farm: Organic Milk in Valladolid, Spain

Cows on Organic Spanish Farm

 The Great UHT Milk Debate and Finding Other Options in Spain I can still remember going to the supermarket for the first time while studying abroad in Granada, Spain. I was looking for the milk, and the store employee was pointing at some unrefrigerated, cardboard boxes. … [Read more...]