In 1948, after finishing his trade studies, Federico Ordóñez Muñiz takes charge of the little grocery store run by his mother, Bernarda Muñiz, in Geras de Gordon.
Together with his wife Jacoba Fernández Pérez, from San Pedro de Luna, a small village close to Geras that was flooded in the early 40’s, they quickly turned the little business in a real predecessor of today's supermarkets, where you could find everything you could imagine.
At the same time Ms. Jacoba was winning more and more followers to her traditional recipes of the delicious pork chorizo sausages, and other traditional Spanish food products she carefully made and served.
The small town thus became a busy little centre, where you could see hundreds of people from all over the region arriving on their horses to fill their large baskets with cold meats, and also, their stomachs.
Due to the success of the meats produced in Geras de Gordon, the yearly slaughter of pigs became bigger every winter to satisfy the numerous requests from people from Asturias and Leon and other visitors who happened to drop by to buy Jacoba’s delicacies she carefully prepared. Also the restaurant had to be enlarged in order to accommodate all the guests coming to taste the delicacies of the area.
Nowadays, the three children of the founding family, the daughters-in-law and grandchildren work together in order to offer their clients the traditional Spanish foods of their mother and grandmother, together with the personal treat they have been used to since their childhood. Thus, in Geras, grandmother Jacoba is still present and, as long as her recipes for her famous pork sausages and other cured meats are been carefully followed, she will continue to lead the way.
The main activity is still being carried out in Geras de Gordón, where the company and the bar-restaurant are located and where you can experience our products at first hand.< back