At its best
Gipuzkoa is a 2,000 km2 restaurant where cooking is an essential part of culture and life.
From buying the raw material in traditional markets right up to the kitchen or the grill. all this is a meticulous culinary process, that is committed to and respectful of the final result: the diner’s pleasure. Don’t forget to leave room for dessert.
Gipuzkoa has a rich and varied range cuisine on offer. Our restaurants use seasonal produce and take painstaking care over the preparation of their dishes. Whether you want to try some traditional cooking or experiment with something a little more innovative, there's somewhere in every town to satisfy all tastes. And if you want to amaze your family and friends with some exquisite Basque dishes, sign up to the cooking experience being offered by some of our chefs.
Our traditional cheese is exquisite and highly regarded. It is made from raw ewes' milk from the Latxa sheep, a breed native to the Basque Country.
his artisanal cheese has been crafted since time immemorial by generations of shepherds. The cheese is named after a small town in Rural Paradise, Idiazabal, with its own appellation of origin since 1987.
It comes as no surprise that the Gipuzkoa has received international recognition for its gastronomy. Above and beyond the skills of its acclaimed chefs, there's another secret behind the Gipuzkoa´s culinary success: the highest quality ingredients and an endless supply of fresh local products. The markets in many towns provide the best illustration of the fruits of the local farmers' labour. A pleasure for the senses!
On the grill
Enjoy the fine traditional cuisine of Gipuzkoa with meat and fish cooked on a parrilla (barbecue grill).
Care for some delicious grilled bream or a T-bone steak? On the coast and inland, this is one of Gipuzkoa's great food experiences.