Immerse yourself in the Majorero world.
The Majorero Cheese Museum, located in the former “Antigua Windmill” Craft Center, is intended to be a link to Fuerteventura itself, an invitation to see the island with different eyes, to rediscover it. Its building style, typical island architecture, is completely in tune with its contents. The complex and its spaces give us the chance to offer you a different route, which you will be able to enjoy freely.
Immerse yourself in this adventure and discover all there is to know about our cheese-making tradition. We want you to enjoy and appreciate the legacy of the history of Fuerteventura, and show you how the island has learned to make the most of all its resources.
Not just any cheese…
Majorero cheese is unique and it is only made on our island. It has had a special place in its inhabitants’ lives and diet for centuries.
Fuerteventura’s economic boom is closely related to its cheese industry and tradition. Some 15th century documents evidence that its inhabitants based their diet mostly on goat meat and cheese. In fact, the Canary Islands are the Spanish region with the largest production and consumption of goat cheese. Would you like to know why?
¡FIND OUT IN OUR MUSEUM!
The Windmill, our hallmark
The Antigua Windmill has been part of the landscape of our island for decades and it is a key point in the visit to the Majorero Cheese Museum. It has been fully restored preserving its original structure so that you can enjoy the delight of seeing the inner workings of the windmill.
Its building style, circular plan with three floors, follows the model of the famous windmills of Don Quixote of La Mancha. Don't miss the chance to visit it!
The force of the wind
Did you know that in good wheat and barley years the Fuerteventura windmills supplied all the other islands with these cereals? The people in Fuerteventura (the Majoreros) learned to make good use of the force of the wind centuries ago, using the windmills to grind grains and extract water. Nowadays, we are focused on preserving them. However, despite all our efforts, a lot of these giants have disappeared.
That is why we believe it is so important to visit the Antigua Windmill, where the grains of the whole town used to be ground, in order to really get to know our history. We invite you to travel to our past.
An eclectic garden
Can you imagine an oasis in the middle of the desert? That is what you will see outside our Museum: a green treasure, where you will find species that only grow on our island, such as the Jandía spurge, which has been declared the natural symbol of Fuerteventura by the Government of the Canary Islands, and many others from around the world.
Would you like to know how, in addition to providing us with unique scenery, our extraordinary vegetation is key to the origin of Majorero cheese?