Passion, Innovation & Culture


The gastronomic meeting point for excellence

Asturias Paraíso Natural International Cheese Festival 2021 is the most important gastronomic event of the year, at an international level, that will feature cheese as the main protagonist and will be held in Oviedo between the 3rd and the 6th of November 2021.

All attendees will be able to enjoy a complete Festival with activities that will be distributed in different areas of the venue: World Cheese Awards, Food from Paradise, Cheese Market, Origin Space, Food sector exhibitors, Gastro II Forum for Milk Cheese Innovation, Cheese Comedy, Forum Agrifood ASTUREX and CiderLab.

In line with the environment that welcomes it, the Asturias Paraíso Natural International Cheese Festival works together with its strategic partners on the following strategic axes:

  • Biodiversity
  • Sustainability
  • Internationalization
  • Innovation

All these axes have the transversal purpose of supporting the development of the dairy sector, thus promoting commercial relations between producers and buyers in the sector.

The first edition of the International Cheese Festival took place in Donostia/San Sebastián in 2016, where all expectations were exceeded by having around 10.000 attendees, more than 2.500 accredited professionals and about 3.500 cheeses that took place in the World Cheese Awards 2016.


How to Get To The Festival

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Asturias Airport is located in the municipality of Castrillón, 47 km from Oviedo. It currently has several national destinations and London as european destination.

Once at the airport, the ALSA bus company travels between the airport and the city of Oviedo.

AlternativeS: airports of Santander and Bilbao

Discount code: CHEESEFESTIVAL2021


From Madrid there is an Alvia train with a duration of 4h of travel.

In addition, the AVE train reaches the city of León, where you can transfer.

There is also a rail connection with Barcelona.


By car from Madrid, you must take the A-6 towards La Coruña and continue on the AP-66 to León. The A-8 connects Asturias with the northern regions of Spain such as Galicia, Cantabria and the Basque Country.

On the other hand, the ALSA bus company offers many connections between Oviedo and the vast majority of provincial capitals.

The aim of the festival is to promote and strengthen productive vocations related to the production of artisan cheese, driving together the culture, cuisine and tourism of Asturias.

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