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



Visit Booth #2358 for daily demonstrations and information about Marky’s Caviar Certification Program, an industry first.

2013 Summer Fancy Food Show Logo

MIAMI (June 19, 2013) – Marky’s Group, Inc., the largest provider of caviar, foie gras and gourmet food in the U.S., is celebrating its 30th Anniversary with a signature booth at the Summer Fancy Food Show this year. And the sampling will be nothing short of spectacular.

“This is our most exclusive portfolio ever,” said Christopher Hlubb, President and COO of Marky’s Group, Inc. “We’ve recently been awarded exclusive importation for some of the best brands in their categories.”

These include, but are not limited to, Hacienda Guzman® Olive Oils (the olive grove which once belonged to Christopher Columbus), La Maja® Olive Oil (the best extra virgin olive oil in the price/quality category in the Flos Olei 2013), Hacienda Zorita® (an award-winning organic cheese farm in Spain), Pancracio® Chocolates and Chatka® gourmet King Crab.

Marky’s Group Corporate Chef, Marc Navailles, will be hosting cooking demonstrations and sampling events throughout the day June 30-July 2 at Booth #2358.

Here is the daily schedule:

  • 11 a.m.:  Spanish Deli® tortilla with Stromluga® caviar
  • 12 p.m.:  Royal Chef® paella from Spain
  • 1 p.m.:  Foie gras “doughnuts” with Albareda® Pedro Jimenez glaze
  • 2 p.m.:  Karat® Russian Osetra Caviar
  • 3 p.m.: The Cheeses of Spain
    • Hacienda Zorita sheep’s milk cheese
    • Emily® Membrillo (quince paste)
    • Fig and Date Cakes
  • 4 p.m.: Rabitos Royale® chocolate figs and Leonidas® Belgian chocolates

Marky’s will also be promoting its Caviar Certification program – the first of its kind in the industry – much like a master sommelier program, for retailers and consumers. To date, Marky’s has trained about 700 professionals from retailers and restaurants like Whole Foods, Costco, Azamara Club Cruises, the Setai, Wynn’s Market, and News Link. The course reviews the vast differences in caviar products, how to store it, how to serve it, how to pair it.

 As the crowning achievement of its 30th Anniversary, Marky’s will be the first U.S. distributor to possess Beluga Caviar since 2005. Sturgeon AquaFarms, a subsidiary of Marky’s Group, is the only aquafarm licensed to raise Beluga sturgeon in the U.S. The Beluga caviar is expected to hit the market in 2014.  Marky’s customers will begin to see other sturgeon products this year, including Sterlet – the preferred sturgeon of Russian royalty  – and the highly sought after Sevruga caviar.

For additional information, visit Marky’s Group at Booth #2358 or email pr@markysgroup.com.

About Marky’s Group, Inc:

Marky’s Group, Inc., founded in 1983, is the privately held parent company of all Marky’s branded distribution businesses, Sturgeon AquaFarms, Caviar & More and Marky’s Gourmet Retail Store. With locations in Miami, Panama and Europe, Marky’s manufactures, imports, exports, distributes and retails more than 8,000 gourmet foods and caviar worldwide to restaurants, hotels, retailers and consumers.