GLOVERSVILLE, N.Y. – Think you know chorizo? Think again! The fact is that unless you have tried chorizo in Spain, you have never tasted authentic, premium chorizo, which is a world apart from what is currently available in North America, domestic or imported. Pata Negra LLC, a group of Spanish entrepreneurs with over 25 years of experience in the European food industry, now brings truly authentic, dry cured chorizo to American consumers through the launch of the Imperial brand of exceptional chorizos.
These artisan-cured sausages, authentic to the standard set in the Extremadura region of Spain, offer unrivaled flavor, texture, and quality. Steve Jenkins, described as "New York's highest-profile grocer" (New York Magazine), and "the enfant terrible of the fancy food business" (The New York Times), rates Imperial chorizo "the most delicious example of chorizo I've ever tasted."
The Imperial products are made true to century old recipes derived from the region of Extremadura, and are crafted by Extremadura-native Alfonzo Blazquez and Spanish Cured Meats Specialist veterinarian Antonio Libran in the company's new state-of-the-art facility in Gloversville, NY.
"Our chorizo is made true to ancient Spanish methods, using no shortcuts. We source the highest quality US pork cuts, genuine Spanish Pimenton paprika, and premium hand selected spices," says Ignacio Saez de Ibarra, General Manager, Pata Negra LLC. "Master chorizo-maker Alfonzo Blazquez and our Tech Director, Veteriarian Antonio Libran guide the creation of our artisan chorizo, which is naturally air-cured according to a traditional long curing process, allowing the flavors to blend and the chorizo to develop it's signature tangy flavor, color, aroma and perfect texture."
Imperial chorizo stands alone as the centerpiece of a meal, and is perfect for the traditional Spanish sandwich, a Bocadillo de Chorizo: simple fresh peasant bread, thinly sliced chorizo, and a little Spanish olive oil.
The five pork sausage varieties include: Imperial Chorizo, Imperial Salchicon, Imperial Fuet, Imperial Sarta, and Imperialitos, and will be available for purchase via a variety of channels, including wholesale distribution, foodservice and internet retail. For additional information, visit www.imperialchorizo.com.
About Pata Negra LLC
PATA NEGRA LLC is an American corporation located in Gloversville, NY that brings hundreds of years of tradition to the United States through the production of authentic Spanish chorizo. The Spanish-style gourmet pork sausages are made true to century old recipes derived from the region of Extremadura, and are crafted by Extremadura-native and master chorizo-maker Alfonzo Blazquez. The use of hand selected all natural ingredients, and lengthy air-curing process, allows the ingredients to season slowly and produce Imperial: The authentic taste of old Spain. Imperial chorizo is never heat-treated, a process that speeds up production at the expense of flavor. The five products distributed by Pata Negra LLC include: Imperial Chorizo, Imperial Salchicon, Imperial Fuet, Imperial Sarta, and Imperialitos. PATA NEGRA LLC's products are currently available for purchase online via www.imperialchorizo.com, foodservice and select specialty food stores.