20 Aug Visiting our producer of Sobrasada from Mallorca D.O.
Last week we were visited Bartolomé, our artisan of Sobrasada in the village of Soller, in Mallorca, the largest island of the Balearic Islands. Bartolomé’s family began to produce Sobrasada more than 110 years ago and still today they continue their activity with more modern methods but with the same enthusiasm and love.
The Sobrasada from Mallorca, which dates back to the XVI century, is one of the most famous products of Spanish gastronomy. A very important pork butchery tradition started in Mallorca at that time and the Sobrasada from Mallorca become the main and most delicious method of preserving pork for Mallorca’s families.
During our visit, Bartolomé, the craftsman of Sobrasada from Mallorca showed us their interesting museum, where he keeps the old tools and machines used throughout their more than 100 years of experience. Also, he explained to us how they make the Sobrasada from Mallorca Olmeda Orígenes but he didn’t reveal any of the family secrets. You can see how Bartolomé makes our Sobrasada at our Youtube channel.
The sobrasada from Mallorca is a creamy sausage, similar to chorizo but with different nuances. It is made with the best meat from native pigs from Mallorca, which is carefully selected and chopped, then it is mixed with paprika from La Vera, natural sea salt from the Balearic Coast and black pepper, and finally it is put into natural casings and left dry in natural cellars.
There are many ways to display the Sobrasada from Mallorca depending on the casing, our Sobrasada Olmeda Orígenes is “semirizada”, but there is also rizada, longaniza, culana, poltrú etc. every artisan has their own style.
On our Facebook we have posted more pictures of our visit to our Sobrasada artisan.