The gastronomy of Estella is strongly linked to the earth. The urban center of the village was built on a meander of the Erga River, a thing that makes the procedure of watering the vegetable gardens from the region easier. Peppers, asparagus with I.G.P. Navarra, artichokes and different kinds of legumes grow in the lands from Estella, creating a menu where the menestras, ratatouille of vegetables and other specialties are very common. Between the meats the baby pork is very common, but the cow meat, lamb and hunting meats are popular here. With the sheep’s milk, cheese and artisan cuajadas of great quality are made.
There are many dessert specialties in Estella, such as the rocas de Puy (bonbons made of chocolate and hazelnuts) and the alpargatas, a sweet made of puff pastry and almond cream that was prepared for the first time to celebrate a visit from the king Alfonso the 12th to the village. Estella and its surroundings also produce excellent wine products, such as the wine D.O. Navarra, Pago de Arínzano, Pago de Otazu and Prado de Irache. If you have the chance, don’t miss the opportunity of going to the fantastic Natural Park of Urbasa and Andía.