Córdoba know everything that produce their lands, which made its people, authentic quality guarantee, backed by its Designations of Origin.
Olive Oil: Olive oil has been associated with Cordoba throughout history.
Baena Designation of Origin: Eighteen olive oil mills monitored by the Regulatory Council produce olive oil under the Baena Designation of Origin. The olive oil is fruity and very aromatic. The most widely used variety in the Baena Designation of Quality variety is the picuda.
Priego de Córdoba Designation of Origin: The exceptional quality of the extra virgin olive oil from this region was well known in the past and remains so today. The olive oil of the Priego de Córdoba Designation of Origin is produced in the Sierra Subbética Nature Reserve.
Montoro-Adamuz Designation of Origin:The great personality of the olive oil from this region is due to olives of several varieties: Picual, Nevadillo blanco, Nevadillo negro, Lechín, Picudo and Carrasqueño. Very fruity and full bodied, the olive oil is distinctly bitter.
“Aceite de Lucena” Desigantion of Origin: The olive oil protected under the “PDO Lucena Olive Oil” is obtained mainly from the Hojiblanca variety, also known as Lecentina, and permitted secondary varieties: Arbequina, Picual, Lechín, Tempranilla, Ocal, Campanil and Chorrúo.
Wine: This wine is a perfect example of just the right blend of tradition and quality in Cordoba’s cuisine.
Montilla-Moriles Designation of OriginThe Montilla-Moriles Designation of Origin covers most of the southern part of Cordoba province, where several different varieties of grape are grown, namely Airén, Moscatel, Pedro Ximénez, Torrontés and Baladí. They have acquired international renown and are an essential addition to Cordoba’s cuisine.
Cured Iberian Ham: The products made from Iberian pork have always been associated with the pasture-lands in the Sierra Morena mountains in the northern part of Cordoba province, where free-range pigs are raised.
Los Pedroches Designation of Origin: The Iberian pig is a unique species. The pigs only feed on the acorns they find under the oak groves that dot the pasture lands, which is why the quality of the pork products is so superior. The quality is based on the Iberian race of pigs, on allowing them to reach an optimal age in a free range setting where they get plenty of exercise, and their exclusively acorn diet.