Also known as the "guindilla" chili, piparras are a tasty and colorful addition to any cheese or charcuterie board. In Spain's Basque Country, piparras are savored in many a dish including tomato and onion salads topped with ventresca tuna. Or try the famous pintxo, the Gilda. Pintxos or ‚"toothpicks" are skewered with a gordal olive, marinated white anchovy or "boquerone" and a sweet, pickley piparra pepper.
In addition to responsible farming practices, the Labaien Family uses an organic vinegar vs the bitter decolored vinegar prevalent in conventional piparra pickling. The organic vinegar provides a pleasant note to the piparra which allows the pepper's sweetness to stand out.
Seated in Spain's Basque Country, Aintzia Farms is located in Usurbil, just outside of San Sebastian. Ibon Labaien and his father farm their land filled with the area's famous "Piparra" pepper, also known as "Guindilla" chili. The Labaien's pride themselves on their sustainable farming practices. You can find Ibon traveling the globe selling his peppers while Mr. Labaien keeps it closer to home, riding around on his favorite farm toy, the tractor.