Trujillo Food Holiday
Trujillo was named Spain’s Food Capital of Gastronomy in 2015 and for good reason with a plethora of innovative restaurants and distinctively rustic cuisine.
Staying at Trujillo Villas is the best way to experience the gastronomy of the Extremadura region. Our expertise allows us to cater for individual criteria and tastes. Whether it’s bespoke cooking lessons, advice on the top restaurants or secret local knowledge, we are here to provide the best possible Spanish food experience for our guests.
Traditional Spanish Food
Migas is a traditional dish in Extremedura. It is made with fried bread crumbs, garlic, bacon, chorizo and paprika and is traditionally cooked over a charcoal open fire. It’s a hearty, rustic meal and does not disappoint.
Migas was originally used as a breakfast dish made of stale bread. Now Migas is widely available on menus throughout Extremadura and is a fashionable main course.
Top local Trujillo restaurants for migas: Corral del Rey, Asadr Alberca and Meson La Troya.
Jamon Iberico de Bellota, Pata negra
Extremadura has millions of hectares of “dehesa”, plantations of holm and cork oak trees which are the source of its most prestigious product – hams and sausages from the iberico pigs fattened on acorns in the area over winter months. Trujillo is right in the heart of jamón country and jamón iberico de bellota is a delicious local delicacy.
In the world of Spanish ham, there are two premium classifications: Iberico pigs and acorn-fed pigs. Unlike white pig breeds like Serrano, black-skinned Iberico pigs are descendants of the Mediterranean wild boar, colloquially called “Pata Negra”, characterised by the black hoof on the leg.
Jamón Iberico puro de bellota, acorn-fed pure breed Iberico ham is some of the most prestigious ham in the world. It’s intensely sweet, floral, earthy and nutty like good Parmesan, with fat so soft it melts in your mouth. Lovers of jamon are in for a treat, nowhere else is it more delicious than in Trujillo and the surrounding region.
Let’s not forget cheeses. Each year Trujillo hosts the national cheese festival. Of course it is the perfect place to taste some truly stunning cheeses.
Torta del Casar is a semi-hard cheese with a delectable bitterness. After removing the lid of the cheese, diners are invited to dip either chips or bread into the creamy centre. Torta del Casar has protected origin status so it must be produced in Extremedura, this is your opportunity to get an exclusive experience of the renowned cheese.
We also recommend Los Ibores which is a goat cheese dating back to the 15th century, which provides a slightly saltier taste, without being too overpowering. Be sure to pair with it with some of the excellent wine Extremadura has to offer. We love Habla red wine which is made in the winery located just 7km from Trujillo.
Trujillo Villa Menus
We offer guests the opportunity to sample a selection of Trujillo’s finest Spanish ingredients without having to leave the property! We provide local home cooked meals to the villa, comprising delicious local delicacies, scrumptious local wines and sherry and we even include the clearing up. What could be better whilst enjoying the views and the spectacular sunsets. Bliss!
The best place to have a magical food experience is within the beauty of Trujillo. With its traditional restaurants and mellow market each Thursday offering delicous seasonal produce, Trujillo is an enthralling place for to unwind. Trujillo Villas gives you the peace of mind that you won’t miss any of the culinary opportunities an offer, we also have very comfortable beds if you are going to fall into a food coma. For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photos courtesy of lifestyle blogger Laurel Waldron, you can read more about her culinary experience and stay at Trujillo Villas here. We also recommend you take a look at Atrio a beautiful two Michelin star restaurant in Caceres, only 30 minutes drive from Trujillo.