Ham, oil, and cheese

Ham, oil, and cheese. An important and unique element of the culture of the Maestrex Area is the gastronomic culture. Of particular importance due to their excellent quality are the meat products, because of the high quality of the meats as well as the climate: cured bull meat, goat´s feet, meat products in oil and pickled (spicy pork sausage, pork ribs, pork loins, rabbit and partridge).

Enjoying a well-deserved fame for its peculiar aroma and taste are the hams, cured naturally, and the cheeses of Tronchon, praised in the book Don Quixote, made with both goat’s and sheep’s cheese. Also worthy of mention is the tasty lamb – ”ternasco” – no older than 2 months with the peculiar taste acquired from the pastures with abundant aromatic herbs (thyme, rosemary, etc.) where they are raised.

Olive oil is used at the table both at breakfast as well as at dinner, providing a profound and special taste.