El Hierro cuisine is a true reflection of a rural society with highly characteristic local ingredients, marked by the purity of its earth and its produce, its traditions and the influence of other times and cultures. Summing up: simple, traditional cuisine that makes the island a really special dish.
Genuine El Hierro recipes and produce
Fish occupies a place of pride in the El Hierro diet. It may be fried, stewed or grilled. And always accompanied by the famous crinkly potatoes with red or green sauce – a typical combination all around the archipelago of the Canary Islands. Impossible to resist.
Cheese as the mainstay
One product that is never missing from any El Hierro dish is cheese. It is home-made – usually from goat's, cow's or sheep's milk. Many of the island's typical recipes are based on cheese. They include caldo de queso (cheese soup) – heritage from the island's pastoral culture, and quesadilla (a typical cheese-and-aniseed dessert).