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The Gourmet Products of Castellón

The Gourmet Products of Castellón can be discovered through a culinary journey that will immerse you in the authenticity of our region. Stay at Alcossebre Sea Experience and you can combine a wonderful stay in a luxury beachfront apartment with a magnificent tour among vineyards, cheese and wine tastings.

The province of Castellón offers a unique environment and an abundant variety of high-quality local products, such as truffles, olive oil, wines, cheeses, and seafood from the Mediterranean.

These ingredients are the heart of our gastronomic tours, inviting travelers to delve into the cultural richness of our towns, discover their culinary heritage, and delight in the authentic flavors of the region.

The proximity between the coast and the interior of the province offers us a unique landscape diversity, reflected in a cuisine that ranges from sea products to those of the land.

BLACK TRUFFLE FROM CASTELLÓN

Black Truffle is one of the most highly valued fungi, essential in the most select restaurants.

Truffles are produced in all the inland regions of Castellón, mainly in Els Ports, Alto Maestrazgo, and Alto Palancia.

Trufa Negra, Castellón

ACTIVITIES WITH TRUFFLE

  • Truffle Hunter (Catí) – Enjoy the unforgettable experience of hunting summer truffles in the heart of Maestrazgo. Includes truffle hunting in plantation and thematic local gastronomic tasting.
  • Truffle Hunters (Puig de Vinaròs) – We will participate in the search for summer truffles, venture into the forest, and explore the secrets and varieties of the “fruits of the Devil” as well as their gastronomic applications. Includes guided tour of the scenarios, history, and characters that have marked the evolution of the spectacular Puig set.
  • Vilanosporum Experiences (Villafranca del Cid) – Truffle dog excursion, to search for truffles and learn all about truffles, both traditions and nature. We will accompany this excursion with a lunch and meal with 0 kilometer products.

TRUFFLE FAIRS

  • Black Truffle Market (Culla) – Held every Sunday from early December to mid-February.
Cartel Trufa Negra Culla 2024
  • Mostra de la Trufa Negra de l’Alt Maestrat – held annually in a different municipality of the region, at the most intense moment of the black truffle season and when they have their greatest aromatic and flavor properties. (February)
  • Truffle and Cheese Fair (Morella) – highlighting the most emblematic local products of the region.
  • Feria Internacional de la Trufa 2025 (El Toro)

TRUFFLE TASTING MENU

  • El Mesón el Pastor (Morella) – Black Truffle Tasting Menu
  • L’Escudella Restaurant (Villafranca del Cid) – Truffle Menu
Example of Black Truffle Tasting Menu (El Mesón el Pastor)

CASTELLÓN CHEESES

The cheeses of the province of Castellón are a fundamental part of its rich gastronomic tradition.

In the hills and valleys of the province of Castellón, especially in its most rural areas, there are abundant herds of local sheep and goats that feed on top-quality pastures. This results in exceptional milk that is the raw material for the production of distinctive cheeses such as Tronchón, Cassoleta, Blanquet, de la Nuncia, and de Servilleta. These cheeses are highly recognized nationally and internationally, having received numerous awards thanks to the work of artisans and small local businesses.

Qheeses de Catí, Castellón

CHEESE TASTINGS IN CASTELLÓN

  • La Planeta (Xert) – Visit to the farm/cheese factory and tasting of artisan cheeses.  
  • Pastor de Morella (Morella) – Guided tour of the artisan cheese factory and cheese tasting.
  • Tot de Poble (Les Coves de Vinromá) – Visit to the cheese factory and cheese tasting.
  • Cabritillo del Maestrazgo (La Torre d’En Besora) – Different types of tastings.
Cata de Quesos de Castellón

CHEESE FAIRS IN CASTELLÓN

  • Artisan Cheese Fair (Montanejos) – Held in September.
  • Truffle and Cheese Fair (Morella) – Highlighting the most emblematic local products of the region. (Held between November and December)
  • Artisan Cheese Fair of Catí (Catí) – Where you can taste a wide variety of artisan cheeses and learn about traditional production processes. (Usually held between May and July)
  • Gastronomic Fair of Olocau del Rey (Olocau del Rey) – Offers a wide range of gastronomic products from the region, including cheeses. (Usually held between April and June)
Cheese Fair Stand, Montanejos

WINE TOURISM IN CASTELLÓN

Wines from the province of Castellón are known for their diversity and uniqueness, offering a wide range of styles ranging from powerful and structured reds to fresh and fruity whites, as well as light and vibrant rosés.

The province of Castellón boasts a number of native grape varieties that have been cultivated for centuries in the region, contributing to the diversity and uniqueness of local wines. Among the most prominent indigenous varieties are Macabeo, Embolicaire, and Monastrell, which enhance the personality of Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, or Syrah.

Castellón Wines are protected under the “Vinos de Castellón” IGP (Protected Geographical Indication).

Castellón Wines

WINE TOURISM IN CASTELLÓN

Visitors have the opportunity to get up close and personal with the wine production process, explore vineyards, and taste a wide variety of local wines.

  • Mas de Rander Winery (Vilanova) – Vineyard tour, cellar visit, and guided tasting of 4 wines, with an option to add one more wine and a guided tasting of Extra Virgin Olive Oil. They also offer a 4-hour tasting course.
  • Magnanimvs Rural House (Vilafamés) – Winery visit with tasting.
  • Barón d’Alba Winery (Les Useres) – Vineyard tour, barrel room visit, tasting room, wine tasting, appetizers with local products, and countryside meal.
  • Besalduch Valls i Bellmunt Wineries (Sant Mateu) – Tasting with pairing from appetizers to desserts, meal with free wine and sparkling wine tasting, museum visit, private club, and underground cellars.
  • Flors Winery (Les Useres) – Stargazing wine tasting.
Bodega Flors
Bodega Mas de Rander

WINE FAIRS IN CASTELLÓN

  • Wine Fair (Les Useres) – The fair promotes wines from the municipality, featuring tastings and exhibitions. It takes place between April and June.
  • San Andrés Fair (Cabanes) – Where you can taste wines from some of the province’s wineries, along with multiple activities. It is held at the end of November.
  • La Tasca del Ví (Cabanes) – This takes place during the San Andrés Fair celebration.
  • Beer and Wine Fair (Vila-real) – Fair including a selection of local wines along with craft beers. It is held between May and July.
  • Wine Fair (Canet lo Roig) – Where you can taste local wines and participate in activities related to viticulture and oenology. It usually takes place between July and September.
  • Wine Fair (Oropesa del Mar) – Includes tastings, guided tastings, and other activities related to the world of wine. It is usually held between July and August.
  • Truffle Fair (Morella) – In addition to truffles, this fair also highlights local wines, offering visitors the opportunity to taste wines from the region. It usually takes place between November and December.
  • Gastronomic Fair of Castellón (Castellón de la Plana) – Although not exclusively focused on wine, this fair usually includes the participation of local wineries and the promotion of wines from the province. It takes place between April and June.
  • Tapas and Wine Route (Almazora) – Takes place in March.
  • Wine and Local Products Show (Benlloc) – Takes place in March.
Feria del Vino 2023 , Les Useres

TASTING MENU WITH CASTELLÓN WINES

  • L’Illa Restaurant Grill (Alcossebre) – Castelló flavor route menu accompanied by Benassal water and Castelló IGP wine.
L’Illa Restaurante Asador, Alcossebre
  • Atalaya (Alcossebre) – Menú Goleta con Opción de Maridaje.
Bodega Atalaya
Platos Menú Goleta

CASTELLÓN OLIVE OIL

The olive oil from the province of Castellón is highly appreciated for its quality and distinctive flavor.

In the Baix Maestrat region, you will find the largest concentration of ancient olive trees in the world, with some specimens that have exceeded 2,000 years of age.

Cultivation and production methods in Castellón are usually traditional and environmentally friendly, which contributes to the quality and purity of the extra virgin olive oil produced in the region. Due to its native olive varieties and cultivation methods, this Olive Oil is characterized by its fruity and balanced flavor, with herbal notes and a slight spiciness on the finish, making it ideal for use raw.

Aceite de Oliva Virgen Extra, Castellón

Visitors can enjoy hiking or cycling routes among these ancient olive trees. The rich legacy of the olive groves of Castellón not only allows us to explore their biological diversity and historical past, but also to learn about the production process of exceptional extra virgin olive oils.

ACTIVITIES AND OIL TASTINGS IN CASTELLÓN

  • Finca Bardomus (Alcalà de Xivert) – A walk among the olive fields of Finca Bardomus, in the heart of the Serra d’Irta Natural Park. Discover how the 3 varieties of oil produced in Castellón are produced. Lunch in the hills and oil tasting.
Finca Bardomus, Alcalà de Xivert
  • Bodega Mas de Rander (Vilanova) – Commented tasting of Extra Virgin Olive Oil accompanied by a visit to vineyards, winery, and wine tasting. With another option to visit the centenary olive trees, tasting of extra virgin olive oil accompanied by local sausages and cheeses, and wine tasting with a visit to their vineyards and wineries.
  • Molí de l’Oli (Cervera del Maestre) – Interpretation center
Molí de l’Oli, Cervera del Maestre
  • <strong>Oil interpretation center</strong> (Sant Mateu)
  • <strong>Oil Museum </strong>(Segorbe)
  • <strong>Route of the Millennial Olive Trees</strong>
  • <strong>Natural museum of ancient olive trees</strong> (La Jana)

OIL FAIRS IN CASTELLÓN

  • Oil Fair (Viver) – This fair is held in early June.
  • Olive Oil Fair in Onda (Onda) – The fair usually includes tastings, culinary demonstrations, and activities related to the world of olive oil. It takes place between May and June.
  • Truffle and Olive Oil Fair (Morella) – The fair usually includes tastings, conferences, and activities related to local gastronomy. It usually takes place between November and December.
  • Castellón Gastronomic Fair (Castellón de la Plana) – Although not exclusively focused on olive oil, the Castellón Gastronomic Fair usually includes the participation of local producers of extra virgin olive oil. It takes place between April and June.
  • Oro de la Sierra de Espadán Oil Fair (Higueras) – It takes place in August.
  • Oil Fair (Canet lo Roig) – It takes place on the second weekend of June.
Extracción de Aceite en Viver
Newly harvested oil

ALCALÁ DE XIVERT HANGING TOMATO

The hanging tomato, also known as the bouquet tomato, is a native variety of the Balearic Islands, Catalonia, and the Valencian Community in Spain. It is called so because they used to be hung in bunches to keep them fresh during the autumn after the summer season.

Tomata de Penjar, Alcalà de Xivert

It stands out for its long shelf life due to a gene that delays its rotting, and its size influences its durability.

In Alcalá de Xivert, a town rooted in the tradition of growing and drying hanging tomatoes, this practice continues to this day. In addition, the town goes one step further by organizing an annual fair that is gaining recognition and relevance.

TOMATO FAIRS

  • The Hanging Tomato Fair (Alcalá de Xivert) – It is held annually in October, consisting of workshops, exhibitions, showcookings, beer tastings, live dance performances, music groups, and open days at its Bell Tower (the tallest in the province of Castellón).
Hanging Tomato Fair, Alcalà de Xivert
  • Citrus Fair (Vila-real) – It takes place in March, where products such as oranges, Salsadella cherries, olive oil, honey, and hanging tomatoes are found.

ARTICHOKE FROM BENICARLO

Artichoke cultivation is deeply rooted in the region, especially in Benicarló, whose municipal coat of arms displays a thistle, alluding to Berenguer de Cardona, the master of the Templar Order in the 14th century.

The Benicarló artichoke is distinguished by its flat and compact shape, as well as its characteristic dimple. It is marketed with the emblem of the Regulatory Council of the Protected esignation of Origin Benicarló Artichoke, reserving this designation for Extra and First-class artichokes.

Benicarló Artichoke

ARTICHOKE EVENTS AND FAIRS

  • Artichoke and Orange Gastronomic Days (Torreblanca) – December
  • Benicarló Artichoke Festival (Benicarló) – January – March
  • Pincho Days and Artichoke Gastronomic Days (Benicarló) – January and February – March
Benicarló Artichoke Festival
Artichoke and Orange Gastronomic Days

VINAROZ PRAWN

The Vinaroz prawn, an emblematic culinary product of the city, is distinguished by its quality and unique flavor, thanks to the characteristics of the coastal waters and the mild climate of the region. The city promotes its gastronomy through the National Contest of Cooking Applied to the Prawn, seeking to increase its recognition nationally and establish itself as a gastronomic tourist destination.

Vinaroz prawn
Vinaroz prawn

SEAFOOD EVENTS AND FAIRS

  • Vinaroz Prawn Gastronomy Festival (Vinaroz) – May
  • Prawn Cooking Days (Vinaroz) – May – June
  • Fisherman’s Stew Cooking Days (Vinaroz) – September – October
  • Galera (mantis shrimp) Cooking Days (Vinaroz) – March
  • Octopus from the Fish Market Gastronomic Days (Peñíscola) – October
  • Caduf Octopus and Fish from the Fish Market Gastronomic Days (Benicarló) – September
  • Galera (mantis shrimp) Gastronomic Days (Castellón de la Plana) – January – March
  • Octopus and Cuttlefish Gastronomic Days (Castellón de la Plana) – May – June
  • From Sea to Table Days (Oropesa del Mar) – June

CASTELLÓN RESTAURANTS WITH MICHELIN STAR

Restaurants awarded with a Michelin star are internationally recognized for their culinary excellence, impeccable service, and unique gastronomic experience. Obtaining a Michelin star is a prestigious achievement indicating that the restaurant has reached the highest standards in terms of quality, creativity, and consistency in its cuisine. The Michelin-starred restaurants in the province of Castellón are:

  • Atalaya (Alcossebre) – 1 star
  • Raúl Resino (Benicarló) – 1 star
  • Cal Pardís (Vall d’Alba) – 1 star
  • Les Moles (Ulldecona) – 1 star
  • L’Antic Molí (Ulldecona) – 1 star
Atalaya
Raúl Resino, Benicarló
Cal Pardís
Les Moles

TASTING MENU – CASTELLÓ FLAVOR ROUTE

Restaurants in the province of Castellón that are part of the “Castelló Flavor Route” offer a specific Tasting Menu with products from the region. Some of these include:

Castelló Ruta de Sabor
  • El Mesón el Pastor (Morella) – Menú del Mesón
  • Restaurante L’Escudella (Villafranca del Cid)  – Menú Tradición
  • L’Illa Restaurante Asador (Alcossebre) – Menú Castelló ruta de Sabor
  • Atalaya (Alcossebre) – Menú Goleta con Opción de Maridaje.
  • Restaurante Serra D’Irta (Alcossebre) – Menú Castelló Ruta de Sabor
  • Restaurante Casa Jaime (Peñíscola) – Menú Castelló Ruta de Sabor

GASTRONOMIC TOURISM IN CASTELLÓN

Other dishes and gourmet products from Castellón include:

MINERAL WATER

The province of Castellón has several sources of natural mineral water, some of which are known for their quality and unique properties.

  • Aigua de Benassal
  • Font de Catí
  • Font de la Salut
  • Font de Quart

NUTS

  • Hazelnut Month (Benassal) – October
  • Almond Fair (Albocàsser) – October
  • Almond Fair (Benafer) – August
  • Gastronomic Days of Oil and Nuts (Various municipalities of the Alto Maestrazgo) – November – December

COLD CUTS

  • Ham and Artisan Cold Cuts Fair (Segorbe) – September

TYPICAL DISHES

  • Gastronomic Fair and Gastronomic Days of Alcossebre (Alcossebre) – May
  • Segorbina Pot Cooking Days (Segorbe) – January
  • Gastronomic Days of Alto Palencia (Various municipalities of Alto Palencia) – February – March
  • Snail Gastronomic Route (Alcora) – August
  • Paella Day (Benicassim) – January
  • Apassiona’t per Torreblanca Gastronomic Days (Torreblanca) – April
  • Rice and Orange Gastronomic Days (Castellón de la Plana) – April – May
  • POP Days, Stews and Soups (Castellón de la Plana) – November
  • Rice Band Gastronomic Days (Castellón de la Plana) – December
  • Rice and Sea Gastronomic Days (Peñíscola) – May – June
  • Rice Cooking Days (Vinaroz) – November – December
  • Traditional Cuisine Gastronomic Days of Peñíscola (Peñíscola) – December

TAPAS ROUTE

  • Tapas Route and XIBBERT Craft Beer Fair (Alcalá de Xivert – Alcossebre) – August
  • Tapas and Wine Route (Almazora) – March
  • Castelló Flavors – Local Gastronomy Tapas Route (Castellón de la Plana) – Several editions throughout the year.
  • Tapas Route (Vila-real) – September – October
  • Tapas Route (Onda) – November
  • Canet Tapas Gastronomic Days (Canet lo Roig) – June

MUSHROOMS AND CAROB

  • Mushroom Gastronomic Exhibition (Segorbe) – November
  • Cooking Gastronomic Days with Carob (Cervera del Maestre) – June

CHERRIES AND ORANGES

  • Salsadella Cherry Fair (Salsadella) – May
  • Orange Fair (Castellón de la Plana) – Every Sunday from October to May
  • Citrus Fair (Vila-real) – March

ALCOSSEBRE SEA EXPERIENCE

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