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Cheese has its feast in the valleys of Tucuman

In addition to being a delicacy from the north, cheese is celebrated with a lot of music and joy in Tafí del Valle. Welcome to the National Cheese Festival.


The quintessential tourist spot of Tucumán, Tafí del Valle, is the place where, in February, year after year, the most conveningartists from Argentina. The goal is clear: to celebrate the National Cheese Festival , which in 2020 fulfilled its 51st edition.

The protagonist is always cheese: there are contests that crown the best cheese in the valley and varioustastings . There are also parades of floats and the selection of the “Donosa” of the valleys, which is chosen among the young women of the place.

So inviting is this holiday that tourists arrive from various parts of the region. In those days Tafí del Valle is completely occupied and the excitement is lived in the hills.

The most renowned artists of Argentina have passed through its stages, for example, in its last edition, it counted with the participation ofThe Tekis, Duo Coplanacu, Soledad, the Chaqueño Palavecino and The Nocheros.

And this is how, through dance, music and artists, Taffinists are the protagonists of a unique event that, year by year, takes hold on the cultural and tourist billboard in the region. Those who attend should not miss the guided tours in the traditional rooms to observe firsthand how they make the delicious and protagonist Tafí cheese.

A bit of history

Winning national and international awards, the famous Tafí cheeses are a tradition for several reasons. One of them is that its process and its craftsmanship remain the same as hundreds of years ago, so the rooms of the place retain the essence and the flavors; many of them seem to remain intact.

It is also one of the main industries in the area, from which many locals live. Therefore its importance is crucial to the economy and livelihood of the valley. Needless to say, in their elaboration it can be noted that they are made with a lot of love.

We suggest you continue reading the following notes:

Epoca-de-quesos2“If you go through the Cheese Season, you can not miss Tandil”
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Publication Date: 14/06/2020

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