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