Cheese Festival Santa María de Guía 2024

🧀 The ancient town of Santa María de Guía celebrates Fiesta del Queso, the Cheese Festival in the historic centre of  Guía, Plaza Grande on Sunday 28 April, and in Montaña Alta on 5 May 2024.
🧀 Last year, the Guía Cheese Festival was declared a Festival of Tourist Interest in the Canary Islands.


The Festival of the Cheese of Guía counts every year with two editions. Traditionally, the first one is celebrated in the town on the last Sunday of April and the second takes place in the district of Montaña Alta every first Sunday of May.


Saturday, April 27: Mercado de Guía
two children’s workshops, the first of them ‘Creating with wool’ by the artisan Fabiola Santana and the second Official Cheese Taster, led by the master cheesemaker Isidoro Jiménez, starting at 10:00, at the Mercado de Guía Market. Also on this day, in the Market, from 10:00 to 13:00, various cheese and food pairings of quality agri-food products are held. Registration takes place 15 minutes before.
At night, in the Plaza Grande, starting at 20:00, the ‘Cheese Dance’ is held again with the participation of the ACR Estrella y Guía, the AF Farallón de Tábata and the AF Lairaga del Norte.

28 April: Main Day
On the day of the Cheese Festival in the town, in addition to the Traditional Gastronomy and Crafts Fair (from 10:00) in the Plaza Grande and its entire surroundings where you can purchase the best local and Kilometer Zero products, you can enjoy the performances of the folkloric groups ‘Ríos de Lava’, ‘Los Incansables’ and the show Soloists with designation of origin with Alba Pérez, Patricia Muñoz and Besay Pérez.

Also on that day, starting at 11:00, the House of Culture will host the celebration of the XXV Insular Cheese Tasting ‘Queso de Flor de Guía’.

This year, the House of Culture will also be a meeting place for all those who want to enjoy the ‘Flavours with Star-Guide Cheeses’ Cooking Show, a large number and variety of delicacies that will be prepared by the students and teachers of the training cycles of Cooking and Restoration, Restoration and Bakery Services, pastry and confectionery and Restoration Services Management at the IES Noroeste.

Sunday 5 May, Montaña Alta 
The festival moves the following week, on Sunday, May 5, to Montaña Alta where you can enjoy a great Gastronomy Fair with tastings of cheese, local products and traditional food prepared by the residents of the neighbourhood.

There will be a performance by the AF Lairaga del Norte, the ACR Estrella y Guía, and around 13:00 the show ‘Canción y Punto’ with Thania Gil and Yeray Rodríguez.

Enjoy the delicious Canarian sancocho, the jaramago stew, accompanied by the best Guia Cheese, tortillas with honey, and rice pudding that will delight everyone, calling on everyone to use public transportation on this day.

Good to remember that both on Sunday 5 May, and throughout the year, you can visit and enjoy the Casa del Queso and the Montaña Alta Viewpoint, and the spectacular views that can be seen from there.

Public transport

to Montaña Alta:, the Global company will have a special arrangement for that day, extending the service from 10 in the morning until three in the afternoon.


Apr 27 - 28 2024


All Day


Santa María de Guía de Gran Canaria
Santa María de Guía de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas, Spain

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