The Goikoa Chorizo Pamplona is a sausage from Navarre made with finely chopped pork, combined with strong smoked De La Vera paprika (pimentón). It’s made with 100% Spanish ingredients, and is fermented, cured, and dried with a painstaking process, ensuring its quality. It’s also sliced for ease of use and convenience.
This Chorizo Pamplona from Embutidos Goikoa has a red-orange color thanks to the paprika. It has a tangy, salty flavor, with a slight bitterness and mild spiciness, also from the paprika.
Serve your Goikoa Chorizo Pamplona Mild is best served with other cured meats and cheeses. You can also use it in sandwiches; try it with some slices of mozzarella and pesto mayonnaise on ciabatta. Pair with a Rioja Crianza or a Shiraz.
Goikoa was founded by Eugenio Jimenez in 1929 as a small butcher’s shop in Sangüesa, in Navarre, Spain. Here, he produced his own cold cuts and cured meats, selling them around the neighborhood, where it gained good repute. In 1970, his son, Javier Jimenez Goikoa took over. It was Javier that dreamt beyond the little butcher shop, and became an entrepreneur in the meat sector. He was able to give Goikoa major development, establishing firm roots and progress.
It was in 1981 that it became a real company, transforming into Embutidos Goikoa S.A., and launching a commercial brand that has since seen steady growth. In 2005, they expanded to international exportation and expansion, introducing Goikoa to the global market. Today, Eugenio’s descendants keep his passion and dream alive, sharing it with the world.
This type of sausage may be stored for up to 6 weeks (if whole) in your pantry and indefinitely in the refrigerator (whole or in vacuum-packed slices). After opening, they should be used within 3 weeks.