El Valle de Los Pedroches
El Valle de Los Pedroches in Córdoba has 400,000 hectares of Holm oak forest. These oak trees produce acorns considered to be the sweetest in Spain. It is here they allow their 100% purebred Ibérico pigs to roam freely. During autumn and winter, the pigs feed on acorns, which contributes to the meat’s juicy flavor and marbled appearance. The meat is dried and cured to develop its unparalleled flavor.
Covap (Cooperativa Andaluza Ganadera del Valle de Los Pedroches) started in 1959 when a group of men and women decide to seek raw materials to feed their animals. This project would change the lives of the inhabitants of Valle de Los Pedroches, Valle de La Serena and Valle de Alcudia.