The chorizo sausage ships in a cardboard carton. It is vacuum-packed (see picture).
Cárnicas Maldonado is one of the most renowned artisanal producers in Extremadura. Proof of this is that their hams have received several Premios Espiga awards.
All Maldonado cuts come with a quality certificate guaranteeing that they have passed the rigorous controls of origin (purebred Iberian pigs), diet (acorns) and processing (artisanal).
When the chorizo arrived it was soft to the touch on the outside so it was necessary to hang the chorizo in the kitchen without the packaging for a week or two to allow the product to become hard/solid to the touch this allowed for better slicing.
When i opened the chorizo it released the the familiar red oil containing the robust taste and strong flavor, the chorizo is delicious with bread on the side and on with a full bodied red wine. This chorizo is a connoisseurs choice and may not be for the faint hearted, you can eat it every day (as i did) or once or twice per week if the chorizo flavour is too strong for you, either way you will not be disappointed as this product will keep for months even when opened and the flavour will actually mature with out becoming over powering. A high quality product with a taste that wont disappoint.
au départ j'ai été désagréablement surprise par la texture molle et la présence de gros morceaux, parfois durs, dans le chorizo. Maintenant que j'ai abordé le dernier tiers du chorizo je le trouve nettement meilleur, peut-être parce qu'il a eu le temps de sécher un peu. Au niveau du goût et de l'odeur je le trouve agréablement relevé et salé mais manquant un peu de compléxité et de profondeur aromatique.
initially I was unpleasantly surprised by the soft texture and the presence of lumps, sometimes hard, in the chorizo. Now that I approached the last third of chorizo I find it much better, perhaps because he has had time to dry a bit. As far as taste and smell I find pleasantly salty, and found lacking some complexity and depth of flavor.
It was some little amount of water in the package and meat wasn't properly chopped. There were some unchewable pieces inside. I had to keep it in the fridge, though I normally don't do so.
Mi è parso eccessivamente dolce ed aveva un certo retro gusto forse a causa del confezionamento.
I found it overly sweet and had a certain aftertaste, perhaps because of the packaging.
ottimo il profumo e anche il sapore e' adatto per insaporire le tue ricette , trovo invece la sua consistenza al palato poco piacevole, tende a impastare la lingua , ho mangiato in passato altri chorizo di qualita' secondo me assai migliore.
just the smell and even taste and 'suitable for flavoring your recipes, I find her rather unpleasant texture to the palate, it tends to mix the language, I ate in the past other chorizo quality' in my opinion much better.
Aunque no soy un ferviente del chorizo, recuerdo que este chorizo Maldonado estaba bueno; aunque debo reconocer que tras probar el chorizo Joselito, este resultó bastante mejor.
Although I am an avid sausage, chorizo Maldonado remember that this was good, although I must admit that after testing Joselito chorizo, this was much better.