Its been a very busy past couple of months, although the cave house was "dug out" again early last year to make more space the time eventually came when we had to move the online Spanish deli to bigger premises. One distinct benefit is being located right next door to our favourite tapas bar in Orce village so there will definatly be more recipes up and coming!
Another neighbour a few doors down is our trusty Orce butcher, he will continue to store Orce hams in his secadero but it will be infinatly more convenient to pop down the road and hand pick customer hams before packing, they don't get more Spanish than that! In most cases, orders placed before midday will now leave within 2 hours reducing delivery times for customers throughout the EU.
Moving a business is very similar to moving house... much stress, assembly of Scandinavian furniture, internet connections and continual bombardment of questions from passing locals as well as that well known thing you do in Andalucia - wait, mañana mañana! After much strife, negotiation, paperwork and the odd Cruzcampo the stage is set. The transformation has been quite a job involving several local tradesmen and a few weeks of good old graft stripping walls, laying floors and sanding a fabulous pair of thick wooden antique doors, a nice focal point to the new office.
With the exception of Spanish hams and other cured meats which are still chosen from the curing house direct all products will be in stock ready to leave to their destination. More space also means more product lines so watch out for some great new models of Spanish ham stands, olive wood servers and a colourful range of Spanish ceramics.
Up and coming features in situ will also include ham carving demonstrations for people holidaying in the area and also tapas tasting evenings in conjunction with several local suppliers in the village.
If you are passing by the area on your next Spanish visit then feel free to pop in, you can find us at Calle Angel 15, Orce 18858 Granada Spain (and we don't take siesta's..!)
Iain & Gayle
Next up ~ More recipes.