With an arid land, Fuerteventura’s specialties are not numerous. But the island’s cheese is a wonderful discovery. We recommend a visit to the cheese museum to find out more about the island’s soil, the goats that live there and how cheese is made.
Here are our practical tips for planning your visit to the Museo del Queso Majorero in Fuerteventura.
This guide is completely independent, based on our experiences. We visited the region anonymously, making our own choices and paying our bills in full.
Is a visit to the cheese museum worth it?
Yes, the museum is well worth a visit.
This is one of our favorite attractions on the island for a change from the beaches and scenery. This museum lets you see and understand many aspects of Fuerteventura: geology, fauna, flora, cheese and trade.
What’s more, the museum is quite modern and interactive, making the visit even more fun.
What you can see
The tour begins with the restored windmill. As this is the island of the wind, there are quite a few windmills scattered around the territory. This one has been well restored and you can go inside to understand its gears and how it works.
The renovated farmhouse
The museum is housed in a magnificent building in typical style, with whitewashed walls and wooden elements. The inner courtyard is a delight to stroll around.
The view from the roof
You can also climb to the roof of the building to admire the views of the surrounding area. You can see the white houses contrasting with the orange soil and rolling hills typical of Fuerteventura.
Canary Islands geology museum
The first room of the museum explains the volcanic origins of the Canary Islands. You’ll see videos with different theories on geological events.
Information on flora and fauna
You then move on to a room dedicated to the island’s flora and fauna.
The land is very arid, and few plants and animals survive in these conditions.
This room has interactive screens for animal footprints and other activities.
All about goats in Fuerteventura
Then we finally discover the beginning of the cheese chain.
The next piece introduces us to the Majorera goat, recognized as one of the most productive in the world and for the quality of its milk.
You’ll find out how they live, what they eat, which dogs are used to herd them and how to milk them.
Types of cheese in Fuerteventura
Then comes the cheese-making.
The milk is dense, aromatic and fatty, and is transformed into different types of cheese depending on the length of maturation.
Note also the markings on the cheese dedicated to this one. Cheeses from other islands have different markings.
The last room covers the history of cheese marketing. For a time it was not exported, but then it was discovered all over the world.
The cactus garden
Outside, you can also stroll through a small cactus garden. And since we love cacti, we stayed quite a while. There’s less variety than in Lanzarote’s famous cactus garden, but there are some very large and impressive ones.
And last but not least, if you’ve bought the ticket with tasting, you can sample several pieces of cheese with different maturation times. The best way to end the tour, in our opinion!
Fuerteventura Cheese Museum: how to get there
Where to find the Muse del Queso
- On the island of Fuerteventura
- In the heart of the island near the town of Antigua
- Corralejo to museum = 45min drive
- Caleta de Fuste at the museum = 20min
- Morro Jable at the museum = 1h
Access by car and parking
The museum is very easy to reach by car, with main roads.
Once on site, there’s a very large parking lot right in front of the museum.
The museum is not accessible by public transport.
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- Compare prices on our preferred platform: DiscoverCars – one of the best rated sites.
- A small car is all you need.
- But you can also choose a larger one if you wish, as the parking spaces are rather large.
- There’s a lot of demand and it’s an island, so book early.
No particular difficulty, apart from the heat when you’re outside.
The mill tour has a few steps, and there are also steps up to the roof.
Practical tips for visiting the Museo del Queso Majorero
Schedules and prices
Admission to the museum costs:
- 4 euros for children over 11
- Free for children under 3
- 2.50 for children aged 3 to 11
- You can also pay extra for cheese tasting.
The museum is open daily: in summer from 10am to 6pm and in winter from 9:30am to 5:30pm.
See the latest information on the official website here.
Allow at least an hour. But if you want to read and watch everything, allow 2 hours.
Fuerteventura’s museums are not very touristy. In the middle of the day, you may come across a busload of cruise passengers, but that’s all. There are no better times.
Direction of visit
Normally, the tour starts with the mill, then moves on to the various rooms and the roof of the building, before visiting the cactus garden and finishing with the tasting.
Visiting with children
The museum is highly interactive, with child-friendly games.
No restaurant on site
This is not the most developed part of the island for housing.
Read all our tips in our article: Where to stay in Fuerteventura.