The chorizo protected by the Protected Geographical Indication “Chorizo Riojano” is characterized by its horseshoe shape with a 30-40 mm. diameter and a minimum weight of 200 grams. Firm, compact consistency, generally bumpy appearance, smooth cutting, well bound and with a clear differentiation between meat and fat, define our product.
Balanced, intense aroma, persistent, with dominance of paprika, in addition to notes of garlic; absence of rancid, pungent odors.
Balanced texture in the mouth, easy to chew with appreciable high juiciness. Generally bumpy appearance, smooth cutting and well bound, without abnormal colorations and with a clear differentiation between fragments of meat and bacon.