At Leidy and Raul’s home on the farm in rustic Bijagua, Costa Rica, you will experience how local cheese is made: from the udders of the cow to a piece on your plate. You will participate in the process from start to finish, or as much as you would like to get involved. Milking the cows starts around 7:30am, during which Raul and Leidy will explain to you how they care for the cows. These animals are a very important part of Raul’s life. While the milk settles, Raul will show you around the farm. You will see the pigs, horses, birds and chickens that make the ecosystem sustainable, as well as banana, water apple, coffee plants and more. Then you will go back inside Raul and Leidy’s hand-built wooden home and finish the cheese-making process. As you rest a bit and enjoy the cooler climate, Leidy will prepare you lunch with a side of tasty cheese- try it both fresh and fried! Feel free to ask to purchase some for the road. Oh, and don’t forget to also try the cream!