Heritage city and gastronomic capital: Toledo Spain’s Capital of Gastronomy in 2016

Toledo was Spain’s Capital of Gastronomy in 2016 and the city’s marzipan — Mazapan de Toledo — is so famed that it enjoys Protected Geographical Indication status, which protects the reputation of the regional foods and prevents consumers from being misled by non-genuine products. Manchego cheese, made from the milk of the Manchega sheep, is another Toledo delicacy.

For more filling sustenance, Toledo has a number of memorable local specialties. The partridge is featured in two well-known dishes — partridge stew (served hot or cold); and partridge pate. The latter is a rich composition of partridge, pork and herbs, baked to perfection and covered with bay leaves and slices of bacon.

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