The excellence of the gastronomy of El Bierzo is granted by two factors that make it unique: the vast wealth of its gardens and orchards, and the character of its wines, made with local varieties el Godello and Mencía. All of them are protected as “quality figures”.
It is the most peculiar product and the main character in the gastronomy of this region. It is identified by the Protected Geographical Indication (PGI).It is prepared with pork pieces such as: rib, tail, backbone, shoulder, jaw and tongue.
They are another symbol of this region identified by the PGI identity sign. Besides having many recipes, these are the perfect side dish for numerous meat and fish dishes. One of the most famous traditional dishes is the empanada, made out of typical bread from El Bierzo that is filled with ingredients such as: ham, boiled potato, chorizo, pepper and onion fritter to one’s liking.
The beef from El Bierzo
Its meat is pinkish and shiny, with white fat, slightly moist, consistent and with a tender texture. It is recognized as a Guarantee Mark.
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