Remember the Black Foot semi rotten Iberico ham served in Spanish Cafes on the Costas? Or perhaps the off-flavoured translucent cheese served with tooth shattering sweet bread rolls? The EU may shortly be insisting that Spain's food makers look outside their borders and take lessons from their world beating neighbours, France, the U.K and Switzerland.
One inspector told our food team, "I've had better cheese from Iceland and they've no cows there have they? The wonderful cheeses from France, and almost everywhere else have not rubbed off on "cheese" makers here. Also their idea of ham is biblical, hanging a raw salted leg until it digests itself has become a cult thing with them, but its revolting, our dog wouldn't touch it. "The Spanish food minister, Pablo Mendez Gomez said "Ees a bootiful cheese, but what you expect? ees no f'cking grass here cows eat turnips. We eat rotten hams for centuries. 2 years ago there was no refreegerators here so what you theenk we do?"
The food education courses will be both free and compulsory if the legislation is passed.