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Olive Oil from Proyecto Los Aires: Staff Tasting at the Source

by Nikki Crugnale Touring the Olive Grove at Proyecto Los Aires On a recent trip to Spain, I visited Proyecto Los Aires, a small olive oil producer based in Arcicollar, Spain. Husband-and-wife Guillermo and Laura operate this picturesque olive grove, about 1 hour from Madrid. Interestingly, both were biologists who changed career paths to pursue Continue Reading »

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Torrons Fèlix: Traditional Spanish Turrón

The Story The exact history of torrón or nougat (“torró” in Catalan) making in Agramunt, located about an hour and a half drive northwest of Barcelona, Spain, is unclear due to lost or destroyed records over the years and through various wars. The earliest known documents reference torró d’Agramunt production as early as 1741, but the history of Continue Reading »

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Summer in a Bottle: Ameztoi Rosé

When Valerie, Ihsan and I visited the Ameztoi Winery in October of last year, rosé season was months away. Now a cool but sunny April has arrived and with it has come our first shipment of Ameztoi Rubentis rosato.

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From the Cheese Counter: Our New Manchego

A week ago, we received our first shipment of Manchego cheese from the Villadiego estate in Spain. Villadiego is an artisan, farmhouse producer of Manchego cheese and this is the first time their cheeses have been shipped to the US. We are really excited about these Manchegos – they are exclusive to the shop and they taste amazing!

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Cheese of the Week: Ombra

You likely know Manchego and perhaps even Garrotxa, two of the most popular Spanish cheeses sold in the U.S. but you may not know Hailey’s cheese pick this week: Ombra.