Gastronomy. D.O.P. Balearic Islands -Spain 2021.

A Protected Designation of Origin is a concept that identifies an original product, from a specific place, whose quality or characteristics are fundamentally due to a particular geographical environment, and whose production phases take place entirely in the defined geographical area. This year, two stamps dedicated to the gastronomy of the Balearic Islands are issued with two of its products distinguished with this denomination.

A Protected Designation of Origin is a concept that identifies an original product, from a specific place, whose quality or characteristics are fundamentally due to a particular geographical environment, and whose production phases take place entirely in the defined geographical area.

Correos continues with the series dedicated to Gastronomy in which it travels the Spanish geography highlighting those products with Protected Designation of Origin.

This year, two stamps dedicated to the gastronomy of the Balearic Islands are issued with two of its products distinguished with this denomination.

One of them has the Oliva de Mallorca as its protagonist. This precious fruit comes in three colors: green, broken green and natural black.

The green variety, a native variety, is partially fermented in brine following a traditional procedure. The green variety rotates, it is tempered with fennel and chilli, and the black variety with the exquisite and appreciated oil from Mallorca.

The second of the stamps includes an image of another of the islands delicacies, the Mahón Cheese, from Menorca. This cheese with an intense yellow color and a unique flavor is made with cow’s milk curdled at a low temperature. It is salted by immersion and matures following the ancestral customs of the island.

Other products such as Binissalem and Pla i Levant wines, along with the already mentioned Mallorca Olive Oil, complete the list of products with Protected Designation of Origin.

SPAIN 2021 -MINIATURE SHEET -OLIVE & CHEESE