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Castillo de Canena First Day Extra Virgin Olive Oil 2016

Castillo de Canena First Harvest Olive Oils for 2016

Any olive oil company worth its olives knows that the best oil comes from an early harvest. Olives are harvested when they are firm, green and unripe, before basking too long in the sun when they turn shades of purple and develop flavors that would ruin what we’ve come to love from a good extra […]

Castillo de Canena Olive Groves

Castillo de Canena: The Best Farm Practices Make the Best Olive Oil

  Deep in the hills of southern Spain, in the province of Jaén in a small town called Canena, the Vañó family has been growing olives and making olive oil since 1780. Brother and sister Francisco (Paco) and Rosa Vañó are the latest visionaries behind their small family company, Castillo de Canena (translated as “Castle […]

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Ten Different Ways to Use Spanish Olive Oil

You finally decided to go for it. You’d been eyeing that bottle of splurge-worthy golden green Spanish extra virgin olive oil for some time now. You know the one, it sits right above the olive oil that you usually buy, but this one taunts you with its beautiful packaging and “Made in Spain” label, and […]

Matiz Sardines with Salsa Verde Tapa

Celebrate World Tapas Day with Nibbles from Spain

Today, June 16th, 2016, is the first annual World Tapas Day! It’s a day to celebrate all things tapas, which are those irresistible little nibbles served in bars all over Spain. They are more than what Americans call appetizers. They aren’t just food, but a cultural and social phenomenon. Tapas are so much a part […]

Making the perfect cheese board with Spanish pairings

How to Create the Perfect Cheese Board

It’s the day we’ve all been waiting for – the most anticipated day of the year… it’s national cheese day! Other than chocolate, bacon, and pizza, I’m willing to bet that when people name the food they can’t live without, cheese is at the top of that list. We’re cheese-worshippers around here too, which is […]

Chef Varin's modern play on the traditional bread and chocolate tapa from Spain - using Blanxart Chocolate, Arvum Sherry Vinegar and Matiz Sea Salt.

Foods and Wines From Spain and Culinary Collective Team Up for Spanish Food Events

December was a whirlwind for Culinary Collective – not only were we busy in the warehouse fulfilling holiday orders, we also had the amazing opportunity to participate in some wonderful events hosted by Foods and Wines from Spain. On December 17th they hosted a special “Day of Spain” educational event for the students at Seattle […]

Summer Fancy Food Show 2014 - Spanish Fiesta!

Summer Fancy Food Show 2014 – Spanish Fiesta!

This is one in a series of re-posts from past travels and events with Culinary Collective team members and vendors. Culinary Collective travels the world to find the very best gourmet traditional foods, supporting small producers who have strong ties to their lands and their communities. We hope you enjoy the journey as much as […]

A Spanish Adventure with Fortune Gourmet

A Spanish Adventure with Fortune Gourmet

This is one in a series of re-posts from past travels by Culinary Collective team members. Culinary Collective travels the world to find the very best gourmet traditional foods, supporting small producers who have strong ties to their lands and their communities. We hope you enjoy the journey as much as the ultimate destination – […]