Grey’s Fine Foods

Posted on Monday, 29th April 2013

Grey's Fine Foods

Grey’s Fine Foods

Grey’s Find Foods is an importer of exclusive Spanish foods and wines. Their catalogue contains a wide variety of award winning gourmet foods from Spain such as extra virgin olive oils, cheeses, Ibérico hams and other delicatessen products, but to name a few. Browsing through their catalogue, one gets a real sense of commitment and passion to gourmet Spanish products.

Grey’s Fine Foods kindly sent me some of their products to try recently, one of which was the Villadiego semi-cured manchego (£4.50 per 250g), a classic raw ewe’s milk cheese that had a slightly nutty aroma to it. It was delicious, and this was recognised at the 2011 World Cheese Awards with a gold medal win.

A selection of Grey's Find Foods

A selection of Grey’s Find Foods

Artisan charcuterie master Montanegra from the D.O. Dehesa de Extremadura has been producing Ibérico hams for 75 years and their three-year cured Ibérico ham (£5.95 per 100g) has an intense rich flavour that melts naturally onto the tongue.

Montanegra Fuenroble Olive Oil (£10.95 per 500ml) is the most awarded olive oil in Spain with over 70 awards and was recently nominated within the top 20 olive oils in the world. It has a lovely sweet flavour and was wondrous on a lovely fresh salad.

Delicass truffled foie gras (£4.50 per 40g pack) is made from the Mulard breed of duck. Reared in the Basque region, Delicass uses natural feeding techniques rather than the more controversial ‘gavage’ force-feeding method. It was creamy and smooth with a hint of truffle. Delicious when served on toast.

Martinez Somalo Barbeque chorizo (£4.50 for a pack of six) was robust to the taste with a hint of spiciness. Great grilled, its piquant flavour worked really well with a grilled egg.

Bonito tuna (£4.50 per tin), also called white tuna, is the highest quality grade of tuna and comes from the Bay of Biscay in the Cantábrico Sea. It has a lovely white flesh and soft texture and was great in a salad of spring onion and Granny Smith apple.

There was a nice tipple in the form of a bottle of Lopez Cristobal Roble 2012, Ribera del Duero (£11.90). With strawberry and blackberry notes, it combined fruitiness and woodiness well.

This just gives you a taste of some of the select Spanish products offered by Grey’s Fine Foods. To peruse their catalogue, go to Grey’s Fine Foods.

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