Olive oil

What is Jamon?


Some useful educational information about jamon

What can I say about him? In fact, you can say quite a lot about the Spanish national delicacy, and not only that jamon is a raw pork ham. There are, for example, two types of jamon. These are the mountain hamon and the black leg hmaon.

The difference between them is how they are prepared. The timing of the preparation of both. Also, an important role in their taste differences is played by what breeds of pigs they are made of and on what diet the pigs sat before going to the kitchen.

For example, in the mountain hmamon, the distinctive feature is the presence of a white hoof, in the second species, respectively, the hoof is black. By and large, the term hamon is used to mean that the product is made from the hind legs of a pig, whereas the front legs of a pig are called pallets.

What is cheese?


Some useful information about cheese.

You can probably say, ” What’s so unusual about cheese? Everyone knows everything about cheese!” That’s right, perhaps a rare person in modern history has not encountered a product that is obtained from raw milk using special enzymes or by melting dairy products and raw materials of non-dairy origin.

But here’s what’s interesting. It’s not that modern people know about cheese. He used to use it in modern life almost every day. It is interesting that, firstly, the mention of cheese goes back to the depths of time. In fact, as soon as a person tamed domestic animals, somewhere in the same period, he began to create cheese. Secondly, there are a huge number of types of cheeses.

What you see every day on the shelves of your grocery store or even a hypermarket is just the tip of the iceberg. On the pages of this site, “Don Quixote Wine Library”, we will not only sell you excellent Spanish wine or chic Italian wine, we will tell you about delicacies, such as cheese.

What are olives?


Some useful information about olives.

In Russia and some other countries, there is an opinion that olives and olives are two different products. In European countries and America, this division does not exist. Both products, and there is still no exact definition of what olives are, grow on the same tree. Olives are unripe fruits that are characterized by a greenish hue and have a sharp taste.

Olives are overripe fruits that have a mild taste, and are also processed with various additives. When the ripening process begins, the green fruits from the trees are torn off, the dark green ones are shaken off. After the harvest is completed, both are sent for processing. If dark olives are sent for preservation, then green olives get two ways. Either like the dark reds go for preservation, or they are made into olive oil.

On the website “Don Quixote Wine Library” we plan to tell you interesting stories and facts about olives. Follow us on social networks. It will be interesting and informative!

What is olive oil?

Olive oil

Some useful information about olive oil.

Olive oil is a vegetable oil that is obtained from the fruit of the olive tree. The life span of an olive tree is quite impressive. It is believed that the life span is about 500 years. According to some sources, it can be more. The olive tree is a long-lived tree. For example, there is an opinion that the trees on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem are more than 2000 years old. We can say that they witnessed the beginning of the birth of Christianity.

If you look even deeper into the centuries, then historical finds in Greece suggest that the olive tree gave its fruits to mankind as early as the 4th millennium BC. If we talk about modern history, olive oil is an export product for Spain. The country is the largest producer in the world. On the pages of the Vinoteka Don Quixote website, we plan to tell you a lot of interesting facts not only about delicacies in general, but also about olive oil in particular. Subscribe to the news on our social networks to keep up to date with new interesting articles about delicacies and olive oil.