Food & Gastronomy

Food & Gastronomy

Extremadura’s million hectares of dehesa, its extensive plantations of holm and cork oak trees, are the source of its most prestigious product - hams and sausages from the iberico pigs which are fattened on acorns over the winter months.

The Extremadura dehesa also supplies magnificent extremeño cheeses like the famous sheep’s milk Torta del Casar, Torta de la Serena and the goat’s cheeses from Los Ibores.
Pimentón de la Vera, the smoked paprika that is authentic Spain’s most valued spice after saffron is also grown and exported from Extremadura.

The Extremadura area also produces exquisite honeys, including the unique black honey from the dehesa and a new wave of wines produced on a small scale under low-tech conditions, respecting both the land and the environment.

Rick Stein, the celebrity chef visited Trujillo in the summer of 2011 and revelled in the beauty of the town and the authenticity of the local produce and cuisine (Rick Stein’s Spain, Episode 4 Part 1).

Read more about Rick Stein's experiences in Trujillo.

There are many artisan shops around Trujillo which sell the delicious authetic Spanish local produce. Don’t miss the wonderful weekly local market, which happens every Thursday from 9am-2pm, in the street below the main square.

Villa Menus 

To sample a selection of Trujillo’s authentic local Spanish ingredients, we offer our clients the option of a cooked meal at your villa. To sign up select the button “Meal Served at Villa” option when you pay through our website or contact

For full menu details and prices, please visit Services and Facilities on the villa pages. Please note the villa menu service does not apply to rentals with the Artists Studio or The Townhouse.

Shops & Pre-order Shopping Service

There are 2 supermarkets in Trujillo which stock all essentials, open every day except Sundays. For hassle free shopping, you can pre-order selected items from our pre-order shopping service. To view and buy items from our shopping service, simply fill out the form and select the additional services button when you pay through our website. We will deliver them to your villa before you arrive. Easy!

Download Pre-Order Shopping Service List (PDF)
Courses & Cookery Lessons

7-night Spanish cookery and art courses run three times a year. Private cooking mornings/lessons can be arranged on request. Supervised by a local cook, guests can experiment with typical specialties using ingredients introduced centuries ago from the Americas by Trujillo’s Conquistadors, such as yams, maize, avocados, sunflowers, squash, peppers and chocolate. We can also arrange delivery of delicious home cooked menus directly to the villas. For more information, prices and availability please contact 

For more details on our courses please see Art & Cooking Courses tab.

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