DELICATESSEN LA ERMITA is located in Casar de Periedo, Cantabria. We are a family business with a tradition in gastronomy dating from the 1960’s when our parents began an establishment that become renowned for fine foods.
We use no artificial additives or preservatives. Our products are all-natural made from the finest ingredients with painstaking attention to the production process. Anything that can be done by hand is done by hand.
Our extensive catalogue of products is the result of a continuous process of innovation, through the constant search and development of flavours and new products.
Our fine foods are made by cooks using traditional cooking methods and may be on the menu of any fine restaurant.
It was in this spectacular region of pastures and mountains that the company JAVIER CAMPO was founded in 2005. This artisan cheese factory offers a high quality product made with all-natural ingredients and according to traditional methods.
Given the nature of the landscape this area has been geographically isolated and its natural and traditional ways have been preserved, including cheese making with an official denomination of origin (DO) Picón Bejes-Tresviso, protected since 1994. The cheeses from the region are made according to time honoured tradition passed from generation to generation over centuries. This, combined with the high mountain pastures where cows graze for most of the year, give the cheese the wild flavour that recalls the spectacular Picos de Europa mountain range. The result is a strong, piquant blue cheese with lots of personality and a buttery creamy aspect. The essence of the mountains and a treat for the palate.
This cheese is the product of constant care and dedication to the process, starting with the finest raw milk to the final curing. Our Parda-Alpina cows, producing some 7,000 litres annually, spend the season grazing peacefully in the mountains, a natural and tranquil life that is reflected in the quality of the milk. The close proximity of the cheese factory, metres from the farm, also means that the milk is not harmed by long travel.
Our facilities are fully modernised and up-to-date, meeting all health and quality standards but without compromising in the use of traditional production methods or natural ingredients. We are proud of this tradition and in order to meet our high standards of quality the annual production of our cheese is limited.
El Capricho is a family business located in Santoña, small traditional fishing village with a rich history, known as the birthplace of canned anchovy.
We exclusively produce a high-level canned anchovy and white tuna, fished directly from the Cantabrian sea (Bay of Biscay, FAO27). Both our anchovies, caught during the spring fishing season, and our white tuna, caught in summer season, are highly appreciated.
El Capricho products are part of the Mediterranean diet. They are heart-healthy due to their omega-3 fatty acids and also contain other essential nutrients, as proteins, vitamins and minerals.
The production process is essentially traditional, and rely on the hand-crafted experience of skilled workers. This results on an outstanding product: anchovies with characteristic flavour, reddish colour and meaty texture, and white tuna with tender meat and mild flavour.
They are ideal for both individual taste or for using on toasts and salads.