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Caprichos del Paladar brings together agriculture experts, culinary visionaries and quality control professionals to bring you the very best artichokes. We are continually evolving to meet the high demands of chefs and consumers as we carefully monitor our crops, selection and production.

Caprichos del Paladar

For more than 25 years, Caprichos del Paladar has been Spain’s leader in artichoke production. Exclusively using artichokes from our own farms, we control and monitor the growing, harvesting, producing and packaging of each and every artichoke, the only company to do so in Spain.

All-Natural Artichokes Hearts

Caprichos del Paladar brings you exquisite artichoke hearts hand-packed in all-natural ingredients. Our artichokes are sustainably produced on our family farm near the ancient city of Murcia, in southeast Spain. Bursting with flavor and nutrition, our artichokes are delicate and tender with a touch of sweetness.

The Perfect Artichoke – Healthy and Naturally Sweeter

Spain’s distinguished Tudela White Artichoke is a highly valued because it is entirely tender, rounder, smoother and much sweeter than other varieties. It also contains minimal ‘choke,’ the fine fibers found just above the artichoke’s heart, which makes it perfect for preserving.

Our Location

The home of Caprichos del Paladar is located in Vega Baja del Segura, a deep, fertile valley surrounded by southeastern Spain’s mountainous Mediterranean coast. The combination of our lush soil, long sunny days and little rainfall create the ideal location for the cultivation of artichokes. We allow our crops to grow according to nature’s rhythm, only harvesting during artichoke season from approximately December to March. We harvest and package our artichokes no more than 8 hours after they are collected from the farm. Our traditional, artisanal methods ensure a fresh, juicy and sweet artichoke, with its natural color and flavor carefully maintained.

Chef María José San Román

Chef María José San Román brings her award-winning culinary style and exceptionally high standards to Caprichos del Paladar. A world-renown expert in olive oil and saffron, Chef María José is committed to endorsing equality and sustainability in her work.  A self-taught chef, she has garnered numerous awards throughout her career including a Michelin Star and two Repsol Soles.

Chef María José is owner of Grupo Gourmet Alicante, a group of four restaurants and artisanal bakery, and President of Mujeres en Gastronomía (Women in Gastronomy) where she endorses equality throughout the food service industry.

With her passionate culinary vision and guidance we continue to advance and create new and better products for our chefs and consumers.

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