Stay in a Local Village House in Transylvania & Learn to Make Cheese!With: Istvan 1
What you need to know about this Transylvania house rental:
- This experience includes 1 night of accommodation in a restored village house in Transylvania and a cheese making workshop. Required booking for 2 people
- Included: delicious cheese brunch with local food from the villagers & breakfast with local products: fresh eggs, yogurt, bread, milk and our delicious jam
- Not included: other meals and transport to Cund (but we can help you with advice on how to get there)
- Numerous pathways and hikes available in the nearby area
- The house is well equipped, spacious and private, just for you and some local friendly animals
The house provides essentials, a washer, wi-fi internet (if you really need it) and heating. Private bathroom with shower.
As Cund does not have a train station, the easiest way to get here is to rent a car from neighbouring Cluj, Targu Mures, Sibiu or Sighisoara, all of which have a train station. Sighisoara is only 30 km away and you can hire a taxi to get you here. We can offer more help, just ask us.
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Moments to expect during your stay in this Transylvania village house:
Meet our lovely ladies
Every morning we take our cows in the open fields around Cund and ask for their milk. We leave the village and visit our ladies on the pasture to collect that great white liquid needed for cheesemaking! Don't worry, they are very friendly and you can learn how milking is done - by hand!
Time for some cheesemaking!
Once we have all the ingredients, I'll take you to my workshop and show you the basic cheesemaking techniques: warming, coagulating, cutting the curd and pressing the cheese. I'll tell you about different tastes, how to smoke your cheese, add other ingredients and make your own at home.
Finally - time for the cheese eating-brunch
Once we are done, together with other villagers and their products, we will organise a delicious outdoor meal with some of our local specialties: other cheese types, delicious vegetables and the traditional Romanian drink - tuica!
Your charming traditional little Transylvanian house
You'll stay in a carefully restored traditional house, with private bathroom, linings, kitchen and everything else needed to make your stay pleasant.
- Starting point: Cund
- Nearest airport: Sibiu or Cluj International
- Nearest train station: Sighisoara
- Landscape: Hills
Reviews from travellers
We loved this experience! The house stayed in was what we imagine heaven feels like - peace, quiet, nature, green all over. Istvan’s sister was with us throughout the experience and she was a lovely host. The cheese making experience was as authentic as one can desire and we had tons of fun participating! Cund is a lovingly remote and peaceful village and our only regret is that we didn’t stay longer. We will definitely be coming back - thanks Romanian Friend!
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