You eat what you grow

Km 0

The Km 0 label identifies foods and dishes made with local ingredients that are therefore, fresher and produced by small businesses.

It is another way to maintain local culinary traditions and foster interest in nutrition.

There are a number of restaurants in Bizkaia practicing this philosophy, with their menu or a portion of it dedicated to dishes designed with local ingredients.

The Slow Food movement is in conjunction with this idea. It aims to counter all facets of fast food and meticulously monitors the quality of the ingredients used.

Home cooking turns haute

The so-called "new cuisine" originates from traditional Basque cuisine, which has been enriched by chefs’ peculiar contributions of creativity and innovation, taking it to levels of high art. This is the case for a variety of restaurants throughout the province, many in rural areas, some recognised with Michelin stars. Their revolutionary cooking tirelessly seeks out new flavours, new ways to surprise and delight. They await.

Competitions and tastings

Whatever the season when you come to Bizkaia, you’re sure to find a culinary competition: cheese, stew, wine... These competitions simply reflect the know-how of home cooking in the region.

Here participation is what truly counts. The idea above all is to share what was made and turn the matter into a social event or tasting of the ingredients on display. Check your calendar and choose the one that best adapts to your availability.


Blood Sausage and Chorizo Championship in Mungia


Basquetxok Chocolate Bean to Bar & Speciality Coffee in Balmaseda


Pork Butcher’s Fair in Sopuerta


Txakoli Day in Larrabetzu


Wine Day in Zallo


Txakoli Day in Lezama

Cherry Festival in El Regato. Barakaldo


Stewed Beef Day in Mungia

Pepper Day in Gernika-Lumo


Aste Nagusia Culinary Competition in Bilbao


Stewed Beef Championship in Larrauri

Rabbit and Cider Day in Gernika-Lumo

Shepherd’s Day in Atxondo


Livestock Fair on the first Monday in October in Gernika-Lumo

Bean Stew Competition in Balmaseda

Bargain Day (caserío farmhouse products) in Zalla

Sheep's Milk Cheese Contest in Gernika-Lumo

Harvest Festival in Balmaseda

Agricultural and Livestock Fair in Markina-Xemein

Agricultural Fair on the first Monday in October in Gernika-Lumo


Bread Day in Galdames

Pork Day in Murueta