About us

It was 1867 when the Yurrita family started producing and selling local fresh, salted and pickled fish. The local catch was mainly Albacore, mackerel, sardine and seabream packed in tins of 5/6kg.

The original factory was set up in the basement of the family house, known as Casa Mauleon. After five generations and more than 150 years of history, Yurrita has become the oldest canning company in the Basque Country and one of the oldest food companies in Spain still active today.

While Cantabrico anchovies and Bonito are today the flagships of the company, we also produce a wide range of gourmet food products.

One of our greatest success is our unique range of Spanish “croquetas”. These are considered the “tapa” by excellence throughout Spain. We offer many delicious flavors, from the most traditional, such as iberico ham, codfish or mushrooms to the unique and modern ones such as truffle or plankton varieties.

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Lorea Gourmet

Our brand Lorea Gourmet contains a wide range of products that are hand packed and always based on high quality raw materials, making a gourmet family of products.

The Lorea Gourmet brand is present in all supermarkets, hypermarkets, retailers and many other markets. It has a very wide range specially designed for the retail market.

Lorea Green Selection is proud to present the world’s first MSC certified Anchovies. We greatly invested to obtain this certification in 2011, on our aim to be responsible with our environment and natural resources.

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Artisanal Hand Packing

Our Lorea Gourmet Anchovies and Boquerones are hand packed with Anchovies from the Cantabrian Sea in the Bay of Biscay.

Export

Lorea Gourmet exports to more than sixty countries. Some of our main markets are the UK, Australia, USA, or Korea. We would like to highlight that Lorea Gourmet is the leading brand of anchovies in several countries such as Japan, New Zealand and Czech Republic.

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Sustainability

In 2011 Yurrita Group became the first food company in the world to obtain the MSC certificate for Anchovies under Lorea Green Selection’s product range. Lorea Green Selection is proud to present the world’s first MSC certified Anchovy products. We have invested greatly to obtain this certification on our aim to be responsible with our environment and natural resources.

Our house

We are a family owned company that currently employ 150 people, many of them are 2nd and 3rd generation members working for the company. After five generations the company is one of the oldest companies still operating in the Spanish Market.