Discover our more traditional history
Chef Maria Jose San Roman
Michelin Star Chef and Restaurateur Maria Jose San Roman combines innovation and with Mediterranean tradition. Known for her untiring enthusiasm, curiosity and careful study of gastronomy, she is considered an international expert on a wide range of products including olive oil, saffron and bread. Chef San Roman works closely with Caprichos del Paladar in developing new products.
We are artisans, we are Caprichos
We are a family founded company dedicated to bringing our customers the very best from our farms. We cultivate and harvest our vegetables using time-honored, traditional methods while incorporating the latest technology. This allows us to produce exceptional quality products our customers have come to expect.
Our search for excellence combined with our determination to constantly improve our processing methods allows us to supply the finest quality artisanal products.
Our products are cultivated on our own farms, then collected and packaged daily. We carefully process our vegetables using artisanal methods.
PREPARATION OF OUR LAND
With our knowledge of traditional cultivation methods and applying new techniques, we obtain a tender fruit with better taste, aroma, color, texture, and above all, nutritional properties.
90% of our plantations comprise of the Blanca de Tudela variety (White Artichoke of Tudela). We use only natural plants, never hybrids. We carefully select the plants, which well as the terrain where they will be cultivated, with helps us achieve the best fruits for our products.
We employ a flood irrigation system, which gives the fruit a longer shelf life after harvest. During the growing phase, we add specific fertilizers so that the fruit grows at a slower pace, and therefore becomes firmer, taking on more nutritional properties.
We harvest twice weekly at the peak of ripeness, obtaining a fruit which is tender and homogeneous. We clean the artichokes and, due to their delicate and perishable nature, cook them immediately upon arrival in the factory. The average time between harvest and packaging is 8 hours.
SELECTION AND PACKAGING
We individually hand select and hand package our fruits in trays and jars. Packaging is the most rigorous phase of the producing process, and also the last before the product arrives at your kitchen table.
Preserving vegetables since 1996
With more than 20 years of experience producing fine quality foods, Caprichos del Paladar is the only company in Spain which cultivates, selects and packages vegetables using traditional, artisanal methods. We guarantee the highest quality preserved vegetables.