Travels and Tastes

Quintana Mahón: A Special Cheese from Menorca Image

Quintana Mahón: A Special Cheese from Menorca

“To refer to Mahón-Menorca cheese is to speak of dedication, tradition and respect for the environment, culture and customs from Menorca Island.” –Quintana family, master cheese ripening affinadores. First, a quick geography lesson and run-down on Mahón cheese. Mahón is the capital and port of Menorca, Spain, the most northerly of the Balearic Islands–and little…

La Cabezuela cheeses: what dreams are made of! Image

La Cabezuela cheeses: what dreams are made of!

“We believe strongly in the necessity to recover the good food, traditions [and] history of our territory…through its amazing cheese.” Juan Luis Royuela, co-owner and director of Quesos La Cabezuela Sometimes words like passion, determination, focus and commitment get tossed around rather casually, and sometimes they get put into concrete action and a dream can…

Belvís de las Navas: Magic in a Bottle Image

Belvís de las Navas: Magic in a Bottle

Belvís de las Navas Extra Virgin Olive Oil—a little magic in a bottle! High above Marbella, Spain, nestled between the Sierra Blanca mountain range and the foothills of the Sierra de las Nieves, the enchanting Belvís de las Navas estate and their olive oil are something out of a fairytale—with a little dash of mystery…

The Gualtaminos Pimentón Cooperative Image

The Gualtaminos Pimentón Cooperative

“The distinctive aroma and taste of Gualtaminos Pimentón De La Vera Paprika makes it one-of-a-kind. Give it a try and it will not only taste like a spice, but also a 500+ year-old tradition.” Firstly, what is pimentón? Also known as paprika, pimentón is made by grinding dried bell peppers with a variety of dried cherry…