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