Villages / Rural areas

Villages and rural areas of Spain that should not be missed. Discovery of the region and the Iberian product. Visit to the most remote places and unknown places.

Where to stay in the Sierra de Aracena?

byOB

Waking up in the morning among the Iberian pigs, surrounded by the Dehesa and its atypical landscape, or enjoy the friendliness and welcome of the inhabitants in the heart of the white villages of the Sierra, is an opportunity offered to any traveller or fan of gastronomy to discover this southern part of Andalusia...

History of the olive tree and the production of olive oil

byLS

The olive tree has shaped the landscape of the Mediterranean basin. Throughout the ages and during different civilizations, man has taken advantage of the fruit that comes from this highly iconic tree.

The rain returns to the dehesa (oak meadow area)

byOB

The drought is affecting more and more Andalusian land each year, without a regular return of rain, the dehesa (or the oak meadow that provides "bellota") is likely to be reduced, which will affect the work of the breeders and the quality of the bellota hams.

The "Iberian ham tour" and the "Jabugo tour"

byOB

Culinary expedition ! Visit to an Iberian pig farm followed by a visit to a ham-curing factory in Jabugo. See the installations of one of the best ham producers in the village of Cortoconcepción.

Feast of the slaughter in Linares de la Sierra

A small village with a little over 300 inhabitants, Linares de la Sierra is only 7 kilometres from the urban area of ​​Aracena and about 15km from Jabugo.

Finca Montefrio: a farm with all organic sausages located in the heart of Sierra de Aracena y picos de Aroche

byOB

Visit the farm organic Montefrío. A unique property, land propitious for the breeding of Iberian pig, near Jabugo and Cortegana

The national contest of ham cutters which is held every year

byOB

In Corteconcepcion, in the heart of Sierra de Aracena, The national contest of ham cutters is held every year.

Every taste are inspired by nature

byLS

The Iberian pig is the only animal that gives Andalucía a rich cuisine. The goat is also part of it.

Sierra de Aracena y Picos de Aroche

byOB & LS

Natural Park "Sierra de Aracena and Picos de Aroche" is situated west of Andalusia, in the province of Huelva and an hour and a half northwest of Seville.

The gastronomic festival of Cumbres Mayores

byOB

Every year during the holiday weekend of the Spanish Constitution, Cumbres Mayores, a small town in the north of Sierra de Aracena, celebrates the feast of gastronomy and therefore have chosen a single product in his honor: the ham. A great weekend, where numerous tastings are proposed around the ham to satisfy visitors from all over Spain and foreign tourists.

Quality Standard of Iberian ham

byOB

In order to prevent fraud, to inform consumers and preserve the Iberian breed, a new quality standard (Royal Decree 4/2014) entered into force on 10 January 2014. It regulates and defines the characteristics quality and labeling of Iberian products: meat, ham, palette, and loin.

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