Basco’s terracotta dishes come from Pereruela, in Castile, and are hand-made using ancient techniques.
The clay from this area has unique refractory properties, the red clay giving the terracotta dishes their strength while the white clay contains felspar, mica and quartz providing the terracotta dished with their extraordinary heating properties. This clay has been exploited since at least Roman times and written records for its use date back to the 15th century. This means that the dishes can be used on the hob, oven or microwave they also make wonderful tableware and their rustic, hand-made feel gives any food placed on them a uniquely Spanish style. Here we have terracotta cooking dishes, terracotta tapas dishes and terracotta casserole dishes known as ‘cazuaela’.