Wines, cheeses, sausages, preserves, oils… Pesoneto is a real gem of a store in the neighbourhood of Chamberí. Its showcases are full of handmade products, manufactured 100% in Spain and mostly from a family business.
The store is divided into 7 areas: the winery, the barrel, the mill, the market, the cheese factory, the orchard and the dryer. In all of them you will find products delicatessen and with prices suitable for all pockets, because they work different ranges of prices so that anyone who wants can enter and buy quality products. In addition, they always have organic products for those who prefer it and a kilometre 0, if possible.
With a clear philosophy or defending the indigenous products and reducing the old mantequerías, Ángel, the owner, becomes a storyteller with each client. Ángel knows the story of each project that hides behind the products it sells and has no problem telling you every detail so that you know exactly what you’re taking home.
In its showcases you can find products like an oil that comes from an Andalusion farm that has created an ecosystem composed of a “hotel” for birds and a “paradise” for insects. Some canned nice comes from a cooperative of Burela composed only of women, or an Idiazabal cheese from a vasco boy that has a small flock of sheep with which he manufactures his own cheese.
In addition, they have a great offer of workshops and tastings so you can know the catalogue of products from the store: olive oils, wine, beers or the preserves that are the protagonists of their courses.
With a cozy decor, light colors and natural wood as a great protagonist. The walls of Pesoneto are full of authentic rough diamonds of our gastronomy. As Ángel says: “There is no need to go outside of Spain to find cheeses such as Parmesan or Gouda. In Spain you have very similar cheeses that we have to value”.
Delve into Pesoneto, let yourself be advised by Ángel and his team and take home quality products that hide very curious and anecdotal family histories.
Hours: Monday to Saturday 9:30am to 9:30pm
Text and Photos: Elena R. Feijóo