ROMAN RUINS

Throughout the city of Mérida

The city is littered with ruins; most worthy of pomp & circumstance, others smaller with more attention to detail required to decipher their true importance. Either way, this collection of UNESCO heritage sites is not to be missed. 

 

LAS HURDES

Cloaked in dark myth is the area known as Las Hurdes. It is one of Spain's most remote comarcas and the isolation factor is no joke. Eat honey as it is a local specialty & very unique. 

 

QUESOS DE EXTREMADURA

The cheeses here are ridiculous. Queso de la Serena = soft, decedent, raw, Merina sheep's milk cheese. Torta del Casar = another soft, sheep's milk delicacy but curdled a different way and with distinct overall flavor & acid level. Ibores = raw, goat's milk cheese. Look for Ibores producers labeled, "artesano" which means they're using their own goats.