Now here is an unusual spot that we found recently. If you are into cheese, then this is the place for you.
This tiny bar is owned by Jonay (Pronounced Hon-ai) who is a master cheesemaker. His cheeses are marketed all over Tenerife, but the really good stuff is kept for this ace little bar in the fishing village of El Medano, about 15 minutes away from Club Olympus.
He makes his own bread, uses only local veg, serves only local wine and local fresh produce for his 'Tapas' and meals. Most days there is live music, most of it courtesy of his guests who bring guitars, African drums, flutes or whatever comes to hand.
He specialises in unusual cheeses such as 'Queso cabra blando' which is a camembert style goats cheese. It is unbelievable!
His strong 'Manchego' cheese made from sheeps milk actually blisters your lips! Both of which are shown below.
The brown-bready looking stuff is actually 'Gofio' , the Canarian cereal which is made into bread, cakes, drinks and so on and has a fabulous earthy taste. Hence the name of the bar which literally means "can of Gofio".
Jam made from 'Prickly Pear' fruit complements some cheeses and is a delightfully natural mix of sweet and sour, awesome.
Inside or outside, the atmosphere is brilliant. El Medano can easily be found by driving from Club Olympus up the TF-1 Motorway towards Santa Cruz and exiting to the right straight after the airport turn-off and drive until you get to the sea. Park and walk right, along the seafront and you will see it.
And if you see Ivan (pictured below) enjoying himself in there, tell him to get back to work!!
Cheers all and "Bon Provecho".