In Sabor de Mallorca we explore the island of Majorca searching the best Majorcan food producers. While walking through Valldemossa and exploring Sóller, Deià, Fornalutx and the most emblematic towns of Majorca, we have created a selection of natural Majorcan food so that you can enjoy this wonderful cuisine.
Our wide selection of Majorcan products includes beverages, wine, spirit, beer, cold meat such as sobrassada, virgin olive oil, spices, salt, almonds and pickled products.
All of wines in our selection have Designation of Origin. In Majorca there is a great winery culture. The grape varieties that are used in Majorca are red and white, the different types of wine produced on the island of Majorca are designated as “vinos de la tierra Mallorca” (“wine of the land of Majorca“). This wine has characteristic aromas of grapes of origin. The colour of white wine is between pale yellow and golden, with prevailing fruity and floral aromas. Very balanced and fresh. Then we have rosé wine, pale rose, bright and transparent, mild and refreshing. And finally red wines, of an intense reddish colour and strong aroma of red fruit.
Majorcan liqueurs began as healing remedies. In the 16th century, a Majorcan Countess got ill in Lima and she was cured. When returning to Majorca she brought cinchona bark, the base for all Majorcan liqueurs. With time, its bitter taste was being improved with concentrated sugars from grapes, dried figs and carob. After the success of this type of liqueur, there were produced herb liqueur, orange liqueur and almond liqueur.
One of the most famous products on the island is the sobrassada. It is a sausage made from selected pork meat, with red pepper, black pepper and salt. All of this is stuffed into a pig gut. It is a product with a seal of the geographical indication of the Balearic Islands. In the traditional Majorcan cuisine it is consumed in various ways: in the winter toasted with bread and in the summer raw with bread. We can also find it in some traditional dishes like “arròs brut”, the typical “sopes mallorquines” (“Majorcan soup“) or mixed with honey.
In Majorca we can find different types of olives, the Majorcan olive, the arbequina and the picual. The characteristics of soil, rough terrain, irregular rainfalls and advanced age of the trees determine a very limited production of olives that are suitable for being processed. Due to the olive varieties, there are two different types of olive oil. One is of sweet type where mildness and sweetness prevail, and another is of fruity type with bitter and spicy touch.
Ensaïmada is a typical Majorcan pastry product which is made from flour, water, sugar, eggs, mother dough and the indispensable lard (saïm).