“The Cuatro Villas” of Amaya has a huge variety of typical products with particular characteristics, thanks to the quality of the products of this region and an artisan elaboration process.

The mixture between cereal fields and irrigated crops makes famous the produce of the vegetable gardens of this area, accompanied by a good bread. The lettuces, the garlic and the leeks stand out among them.

The garlic of this land is big in size, very fleshy, completely white, with a strong flavour and a bit hot. The lettuce is a variety called “Oreja de Mulo”, with big and long leafs. The lettuce can be eaten in salads or served with roast lamb.

Every July, a fair of typical products takes place in Castrojeriz, where different dishes made of garlic can be tasted. In August, a vegetables fair takes place in Melgar.

Some typical products derived from the pig are important as well, such as the black pudding or the chorizos. Its traditional production, with ingredients from this area, is developed in family companies following traditional recipes.

Products derived from the milk, such as cheeses, are quite famous as well. They can be of different varieties such as green cheese or curing cheese, strong in flavour. It is usually made of sheep’s milk although cow’s milk can be used as well. They are produced in small and familiar companies.

 

And what about the sweets! They are another pleasure of this land. The “roscos”, “pastas”, “hojaldres” and “pantortillas” are very famous.

You can buy some of these products in the local markets and the following shops:

VILLADIEGO

  • CARRETÓN BUTCHER'S SHOP (beef, sausages and lamb)

Plaza Mártires de la Tradición, 4

Tel: 947 360 252

  • TETO BUTCHER'S SHOP (black pudding, sausages and homemade hash)

Plaza Mayor, 12

Tel: 947 360 029

  • TINO BUTCHER'S SHOP (sausages, jijas, sausages, highly-seasoned pork sausages and jerky home)

Plaza Calvo Sotelo, 6

Tel: 947 361 692

  • MORALES BAKERY (good cake)

C/ Mayor, 10

Tel: 947 360 103

  • SWEETS OF VILLADIEGO (Factory)

Ctra. de Masa s/n

Tel: 947 360 062

MELGAR

  • GLORIA SWEETS (Pastries, cakes, cookies, candy)

Plaza San Isidro, 5

Tel: 947 373 749

SASAMON

  • CHEESES OF SASAMON (Factory)

Camino La Tejera s/n

Tel: 947 370 250

  • CONFECTIONERY OF SASAMON (Factory)

Camino La Tejera s/n

Tel: 947 370 575

CASTROJERIZ

  • CHEESES RICO (Factory)

C/ San Roque, 5

Villasilos

Tel: 947 378 531

Enjoy your meal

Avda. Reyes Católicos, 2
Villadiego - 947 36 17 32
Paseo Puerta del Monte s/n
Castrojeriz - 947 37 86 47
Carretera de Herrera s/n
Sotresgudo - 947360515
C/ Real de Oriente, 41
Castrojeriz - 947 37 76 10
C/Cordón, 2
Castrojeriz - 947 37 86 02