Gourmet

Curiosities and news about the gourmet world

We tell you the curiosities, news and properties of the best gourmet products that you can find in the Spanish gastronomy.

Host a cheese tasting party

Host a cheese tasting party

Cheese tastings are very popular in the gourmet world due to the large number of different cheeses that we can find in the market.

Each cheese has its own characteristics, and cheese tastings help us distinguish its nuances with the help of our 5 senses.

Professional cheese tasters are able to perfectly distinguish the organoleptic characteristics of each cheese. But you do not have to be a professional taster to enjoy a cheese tasting among friends. It is what is called hedonic tasting. Simply to enjoy the pleasure of eating cheese.

5 Uses of infused extra virgin olive oil in the kitchen

5 Uses of infused extra virgin olive oil in the kitchen

Extra Virgin Olive Oil is one of the kings of Spanish cuisine due to its nutritional properties and its versatility. It is capable of brightening any recipe.

In the gourmet world, extra virgin olive oil is a well-known product with many alternatives to choose from. However, one of the least known varieties is infused olive oil.

There is everything from olive oil chamomile flavour to olive oil serrano ham flavour. And of course, this is a revolution for your recipes.

In this article, you will learn 5 uses of infused olive oil to give a new character to your culinary creations. Do you dare to experiment?

5 gourmet products you didn´t know existed

5 gourmet products you didn´t know existed

The classic gourmet products always capture all the attention. In Spanish gastronomy, the main gourmet foods are cheese, Iberian products and olive oil.

However, a good gourmet knows that there are many other delicious products of our cuisine that are more unknown to the general public, but when you discover them, they captivate your palate forever.

Manchego cheese: All you need to know

Manchego cheese: All you need to know

Cheese is a very complete food, which provides several nutrients to our body, such as quality protein, fats, vitamins and minerals. But in the world of cheese, there are plenty of different varieties, with different methods of preparation, different raw materials, different treatments… And one of the best-known varieties in the world is Manchego Cheese. You know it, right?

Differences between Protected Designation of Origin (P.D.O) and Protected Geographical Indication (P.G.I.)

Differences between Protected Designation of Origin (P.D.O) and Protected Geographical Indication (P.G.I.)

If you are delving into the gourmet culture, you will see that certain products have labels such as Protected Designation of Origin (P.D.O) or Protected Geographical Indication (P.G.I.).

Especially, In the case of wine, it is very common to hear this term of Protected Designation of Origin (P.D.O) and sometimes, we tend to think that this label refers only to the place where it was produced. But this is not entirely accurate. A Protected Designation of Origin (P.D.O) has other attributes besides the geographic area and has certain differences with the other label, less popular, but also very widespread called Protected Geographical Indication (P.G.I.).

How to Apply Saffron in Cooking

How to Apply Saffron in Cooking

Saffron is known as “red gold” as, beside the ability to provide aroma and flavor, it also adds a strong red color.  

Saffron is the perfect seasoning for most rice dishes: it gives color, flavor, and a particular aroma, aside from the fact that its flavor combines perfectly with garlic, lemon, tomato, thyme, etc. It also can be used in many other dishes, such as stews, fish, meat, desserts, pasta, etc.

Myths and Curiosities about Ham

Myths and Curiosities about Ham

Ham is one of the most representative products of the Spanish gastronomy. It is present in the kitchen of any restaurant and in most Spanish larders, and it cannot be missed in family dinners as well as in most celebrations. However, what do you know about ham? We will tell you some curiosities:

What do you know about cheese?

What do you know about cheese?

Almost everybody likes cheese, it is one of the most popular and consumed foodstuffs. It is surprising that more than 4000 years ago, our ancestors managed to create this delicacy from milk, which can be used in any occasion, from snacking, in pizzas or sandwiches, to big feasts and fine gourmet dining

DO YOU KNOW THE ‘FOODIE’ PHENOMENON?

DO YOU KNOW THE ‘FOODIE’ PHENOMENON?

Lately, it is very common to talk about the foodie trend or the foodie phenomenon, especially in social networks and on the internet. However, what does the word foodie mean?

FEATURES OF A REAL GOURMET

FEATURES OF A REAL GOURMET

Do you think you can define yourself as a gourmet person? The word gourmet has French origin (Gourmand) that can be translated into Spanish as ‘Gastrónomo’, that is, a person who is an expert on gastronomy and who is an enthusiast of exquisite meals, appreciates the flavor and nuances of foodstuffs, knows and enjoys them.

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