Puente Genil was an important centre for the production and exportation of QUINCE CHEESE from the end of the 19th century. Factories such as EL QUIJOTE, SAN LORENZO and LA GÓNDOLA are still preserved to this day.
Its famous and prize-winning DRY WINES (vinos finos) of the Montilla-Moriles Denomination of Origin boast a long tradition of which BODEGAS DELGADO (WINERY) is the best example, situated in a beautiful industrial 19th century building in the heart of the historic quarter. Its excellent extra virgin OLIVE OILS are added to soups, such as LAS VALDESAS and CORTIJO EL CANAL.
Notable confectionery includes GACHAS CON CUSCURROS (PORRIDGE WITH CROUTONS), COMPOTA DE MEMBRILLO (QUINCE COMPOTE), ROSCOS DE HUEVO or FRITOS (EGG OR FRIED DONUTS), PESTIÑOS (HONEY FRITTERS), MAGDALENAS (CUPCAKES), ROSCOS DE GACHAS (OATMEAL DONUTS) or ‘REBATES’, as examples of this artisan tradition.
Locally grown produce and pig slaughter products complete this wide variety.