The cuisine of the Sierra de Cadiz, another of its tourist attractions, is to a great extent the consequence of the melting pot of cultures which have cohabited the area: the Islamic, Jewish and Christian cultures
The main ingredients in the ‘serrana’ cuisine are of the highest quality, particularly in the case of the olive oil with its Designation of Origin “Sierra de Cadiz” which provides the dishes with a special touch. Also on the list of ingredients are the excellent produce from its vegetable plots, orchards and countryside; the delicious meat, sausages and ham from the Iberian pigs and of course the handmade cheeses, including the most famous of the Sierra cheeses, the ‘payoyo’.
And we mustn’t forget the country loaves of bread and the soft ‘mollete’ bread rolls, famous throughout the province.
The county is not without its fish either, as there are trout fishing areas, and fish farms in towns like Benamahoma, which also provide delicious trout.