A Way Of Eating, A Way Of Life

The word “tapas” comes from the Spanish word “tapar,” which means “to cover.”

Tradition holds that the original tapas were slices of bread topped with meat used to cover a glass of wine in order to keep out insects. Bartenders began to offer these salty snacks as a way of boosting their sales. Eventually, eating tapas evolved into an informal Spanish ritual.

Today, anything can be considered tapas as long as it is served in small portions and is easily shared. Campofrio meats are ideal for tapas because they pair easily with other foods and beverages, inspiring a celebratory and conversational atmosphere.