Local dishes, produce and recipes of Fuerteventura

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The gastronomy of Fuerteventura is known for its authenticity. Many of the ingredients are native to the island such as the Queso Majorero. This is Fuerteventura’s famous award winning goats’ cheese, it is important to the economy, and has won a number of prizes in a variety of competitions. Since 1996 it has had denominación de origen (designation of origin – DO.) It is smooth, rich, and creamy; a favourite of both natives and visitors. Incidentally, the term Majorero refers to that which is native to Fuerteventura, this includes the people, natives are commonly referred to as Majoreros, and you will frequently come across this word during your stay on the island.

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Queso Majorero or Fuerteventura Cheese
Queso Majorero or Fuerteventura Cheese is produced from the milk of majorera goat in the six municipalities of Fuerteventura. The outer surface is sometimes coated with paprika, salt, pepper, oil or gofio . The texture varies from creamy to semi-hard as does the colour from a yellowish-white when fresh to light brown when cured. When fresh the flavor is delicate, and when cured it tastes stronger and sometimes spicy. Although it's a...
Ropa Vieja (Old Clothes)
Ropa Vieja is a Canarian stew, often served on Fuerteventura. Translated it means Old Clothes, which doesn't sound to appetising but this rustic, humble dish is delicious. There is no standard recipe for the preparation of Ropa Vieja, each chef uses different ingredients, originally this recipe was a way of using leftovers. Pork and chicken are mainly used in this dish but it does vary and some use...
The Gastronomy of Fuerteventura
Location  Fuerteventura  
The gastronomy of Fuerteventura is known for its authenticity. Many of the ingredients are native to the island such as the Queso Majorero. This is Fuerteventura’s famous award winning goats’ cheese, it is important to the economy, and has won a number of prizes in a variety of competitions. Since 1996 it has had denominación de origen (designation of origin – DO.) It is smooth, rich, and creamy; a favourite of both natives and visitors. Incidentally, the term Majorero...
Tortilla
Tortilla also known as a Spanish omelette but not so appealing sounding is a main food staple in Fuerteventura. Originally potatoes are mixed with eggs then fried. There are different varieties of Tortillas it depends on what you like.
Tunos or Prickly Pears
The prickly pear is a species of cactus (Opuntia ficus-indica) thought to have originated in Mexico, in Fuerteventura the fruit is called tunos. Beneath the thorns and skin the fruit is an intense red and orange in colour and in taste resembles strawberries and figs. Tunos are eaten raw, or cooked, and also Jams and jellies are produced from them. Look out for Tunos at the craft and agricultural markets on Fuerteventura. ...
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Upcoming Fuerteventura Events

Thursday January 24th 2019 09:00 -14:00

The Morro Jable Flea Market is held every Monday and Thursday in the Cosmo shopping centre car park between 09:00 and 14:00

Thursday January 24th 2019 09:00 -13:00

The Miguel de Unamuno House Museum, in the heart of the old Puerto de Cabras, commemorates the passage of the famous writer through Fuerteventura. It is a house from the 19th century which, in other times, served as a guesthouse under the name of Hotel Fuerteventura.

Thursday January 24th 2019 10:00 -14:00

The Canary Islands Craft Market is held every Thursday and Sunday between 10:00 and 14:00 in the El Campanario Shopping Centre,Corralejo, Fuerteventura.

Thursday January 24th 2019 10:00 -18:00

To visit La Alcogida is to experience the way of life of Fuerteventuran peasants over the last few decades. Stone houses, whitewashed and with gabled roofs, welcome the visitor to the La Alcogida Eco-Museum, located in the village of Tefía in Puerto del Rosario. Its roofs are made of “torta” (a mix of water, earth and straw) which, with the advent of winter rains, is what gives the walls their ancient appearance. In summer the walls are repainted to once again display their pure and perfect white.

Thursday January 24th 2019 10:00 -18:00

Discover the origins of the famous Majorero cheese at the Majorero Cheese Museum. The Majorera goats are acknowledged to be amongst the most productive in the world, the excellent quality of their dense, aromatic and fatty milk is one of the main secrets of Majorero cheese.

The Majorero Cheese Museum is located in Antigua, Fuerteventura, as well as the Museum there's also a windmill, gardens, a shop and restaurant.

Thursday January 24th 2019 10:00 -18:00

The Del Carmen Saltworks Museum is located in the Del Carmen Saltworks at Las Salinas, Fuerteventura.

The only saltworks in Fuerteventura still in operation, comprised of 10 intake ponds, nearly 1000 condensation ponds, the salt warehouse, the salt worker’s house and  the remains of the old quay.

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