Monthly Archives: March 2014

The Passionate Foodie

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There are about 25 different species of Sturgeon, and the roe of several species is harvested as caviar. They are not the prettiest of fish, but their roe are delicious and highly prized. Caviar has long been considered a luxury, though it is said that in the early 19th century in the U.S., caviar was served as part of a free lunch in saloons, with the hope the saltiness would get people to drink more. Its popularity though eventually led to a great decline in sturgeon populations so that the the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch, notes that wild caviar, whether domestic or imported, is to be Avoided. Farmed caviar though, such as Sturgeon in the U.S. is a Good Alternative and White Sturgeon in British Colombia is a Best Choice. read more

Press Release: Marky’s Introduces Hacienda Zorita to the U.S. Market

MARKY’S GROUP INTRODUCES AWARD-WINNING HACIENDA ZORITA ORGANIC FARM PRODUCTS TO U.S. MARKET

Media contact: pr@markysgroup.com 305.542.8855

MIAMI (March 12, 2014) – Miami-based Marky’s Group is introducing a line of award-winning cheese and olive oil from Hacienda Zorita Organic Farm in Spain, including the Torta de Dehesa, ranked among the world’s best cheeses.

Hacienda Zorita is an organic farm located on a 300-hectare estate in the Spanish Duero Valley, a few miles from the historic city of Salamanca and neighboring the Nature Reserve Arrives del Duero. The farm is a sponsor of the slow food movement and firmly committed to the preservation of indigenous, rare and endangered species.

Hacienda Zorita produces only a small quantity of organic and raw milk
cheeses: sheep’s milk reserve (queso curado de dehesa reserve) sold in 1 kg and 3 kg units, sheep’s milk soft cheese (torta de dehesa) sold in 250 gr units, sheep’s cheese aged in Syrah wine sold in 1 kg units and slow thyme cheese from Verata goat sold in 1 kg units. Production of the extra virgin olive oil is limited to 8,000 bottles, of 500 ml, and is made from the hojiblanco and picudo olive varieties.

Hacienda Zorita’s Torta de Dehesa was awarded “SuperGold” in the World Cheese Awards in 2013, where more than 250 cheese experts gathered at the BBC Good Food Show in Birmingham, U.K. to narrow nearly 2,800 entries down to just 58 “SuperGold” cheeses.

“I can’t tell you how honored we are to be able to offer Hacienda Zorita products to our customers here in the U.S.,” said Christopher Hlubb, President and COO of Marky’s. “Hacienda Zorita is a pioneer in natural and organic farming and we are excited to be their exclusive partner in the US.”

Marky’s is the exclusive distributor for Hacienda Zorita in the U.S. The products can be found at Marky’s Gourmet Retail Store online and in Miami.

 

Marky’s Gourmet Store is Featured in Short Order From New Times

Marky’s Gourmet: A Wonderland of Caviar, Cheese, and Foie Gras

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Everyone has their special place. Mine includes champagne, imported cheese, caviar, and foie gras. Marky’s Gourmet has it all and so much more.

For more than 30 years, Marky’s has provided Miami with top-of-the-line caviar, truffles, and other gourmet items, including lobes of foie gras. For someone who comes from California, where this duck liver delicacy is banned, it was like the freezer of Heaven. read more