We took an epic walk to pick up provisions for a party, and one stop was Nosa Ria, a new shop of Spanish food and cookware on Laguna and Fell in Hayes Valley. It's a Spanish version of my beloved French Gourmet & More, minus the bread, plus a big emphasis on beautiful spanish meat.
We tried three of their cured meats: knock-down satisfying iberico, a tomatoey chorizo and a delicate almost lace-like lomo. The lomo was gorgeous, but I went home with the iberico, which paired better with what I'm serving.
Also for sale: olive oil chips, conserved seafood (cockles!), vinegars and oils. Nice cheese selection--smaller than Gourmet & More's cave, but as carefully curated. Really liked the Monte Enebro goat cheese with an ash rind made by a single producer. My friend said they're getting everything lined up to begin selling wine and sherry as well.
Super friendly owners, one of whom is from Galicia. Happy to have them in the neighborhood and look forward to exploring in the coming weeks.
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