Bejar is a city full of unique traditions and customs. If you want to know what you absolutely have to eat in Bejar, you’ll need to try the famous Jamón de Guijuelo, a product with D.O.P., as well as other sausages.
The local cuisine has strong Jewish and Arab influences, which have given rise to a varied and flavorful gastronomy. The best dish of the locality is the “bejarano calderillo”, a beef stew with potatoes, peas, onion, pepper and laurel.
Other dishes are lamb steak or shoulder in the Bejar style, as well as the cod a la bejarana. Like in other Salamanca towns, the hornazo is typical, but in Bejar it is stuffed only with chorizo.
In Bejar you can also eat potatoes with torreznos, garlic, and onion, seasoned with laurel, paprika, parsely, cloves and chili.
If you like salads you can have the zorongollo, of Extremadura origin, based in tomato, pepper, onion, boiled egg and tuna; “lemons” with boiled egg, paprika, garlic, orange and lemon…; or the “poplar salad”, a plant with yellow petals.
Wash down this gastronomic experience with the large variety of wines produced in the region, like the wine from Arribes, Sierra de Salamanca, or Tierra del Vino de Zamora, all with Denomination of Origin.
To finish your meal in Bejar, we recommend the local artisanal pastries like cookies calles perrunillas and the “huesillos de Bejar”. You can also find honey from Valero, a small town just 35km away.