ZooteeK is delighted to bring you anchovies from Yurrita. Spanning five generations and almost 150 years, Yurrita is the oldest preserve company in the Basque Country. You can taste their experience in all their products in particular their anchovies, which are fished from the Bay of Biscay.
Yurrita ensure only the best quality anchovies by buying directly from the fishing boats in the Basque docks and hand selecting the fish for freshness and size. Yurrita anchovies are then cured for at least 20 months before being filleted using the traditional techniques to ensure they can be enjoyed whole.
Plump and meaty, our anchovies are perfect for enjoy with a bit of txakoli.
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Yurrita Group started as a family business in 1867, producing and selling fresh, salted and pickled fish and distributing it from Mutriku, using horse carts locally and railway transport at longer distances. The original factory was simply set up in the basement of the family home, known as Casa Mauleón.
After five generations and one hundred and fifty years of history, Yurrita is the oldest canning company in the Basque Country.
Yurrita exports to more than sixty countries, in the 50s the company became especially reputed in the USA, Australia and Japan. Yurrita group became the US provider in 1956 and was actually one of the pioneers to enter the Japanese market.
The Yurrita family learned the anchovy trade from Italians. In the early twentieth century, a group from Sicily, attracted by the anchovy in the Bay of Biscay, came to work in the village of Mutriku every spring. They rented space in the Yurrita factory for their annual production of anchovies.
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