13 Jul 2012

Lola España: Review

Lola España are Spanish food and kitchenware importers based in Salford Quays, they have been selling to the trade for over 11 years and recently launched an online one-stop shop selling amazing artisan and authentic Spanish food, earthenware and kitchen utensils to the UK public. They are passionate about Spain and Spanish produce and all the food is sourced by themselves.

Everything arrived safely and the eco-friendly insulated packaging inside my parcel ensured my products arrived in perfect condition. My parcel contained some wonderful food: suckling pig middle cut joint, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, sliced Jamón Ibérico, Chorizo, Fuet Ibérico and Manchego Cheese.

I fried the Chorizo and there was plenty of paprika to satisfy our palates, and the suckling pig is roasted for only 30 minutes to produce a very tender, moist meat.

Image taken from Lola España website

Food and recipe inspiration can be found on their website, and I chose to make Toasted Bread with Sliced Jamón Ibérico and Tomato.  Ibérico hams come from free range pigs fed on a diet of acorns and herbs to produce a unique rich deep flavour and the meat is then cured for 24 months.  Extra Virgin Olive Oil ' Flor De Espadán' is drizzled over the bread in this recipe to give another layer of flavour.  This was an easy and delicious recipe, requires only a few quality ingredients, and you are good to go.

 Manchego cheese drizzled with honey - and why not?
The Manchego cheese is made from sheep's milk and this 6 month matured cheese was creamy with a good depth of flavour and very delicious too. 

I was kindly sent the above products for review.
Thank you to Lola España for the fabulous Spanish food.