La Tienda In The Press

La Tienda Converts Restaurant Into Community Kitchen

April 1, 2020

Tim Harris

4/1/2020 – Williamsburg, VA

La Tienda, based in Williamsburg, Virginia, announced today that it is converting its restaurant location at 1325 Jamestown Road into a community kitchen beginning this weekend. La Tienda will offer a set menu on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 4-7pm. Clients are asked to “Pay What They Can” and no one will be turned away. ...

La Tienda Raises Over $100,000 in Donations for Spanish Food Banks

May 20, 2016

In the midst of Spain's economic crisis, raises over $100,000 in donations for the Spanish Federation of Food Banks.
Jonathan Harris

Williamsburg, VA – May 20, 2016

Offering gourmet foods from Spain since 1996 is only one part of La Tienda's mission. The company is also proud to support the Spanish people and the country’s vibrant food culture. This year... Raises Over $68,000 in Donations for the Campaign for Spain

June 3, 2014

In the midst of Spain's continuing economic crisis, raises over $68,000 in donations for the Spanish Federation of Food Banks.
Laurie Hager

Importing the deepest selection of gourmet foods from Spain since 1996 is only one part of La Tienda's mission. The company is also deeply passionate about supporting family-owned businesses, treating customers and employees like...

La Tienda Introduces a New Chocolates Collection from the Luxury Barcelona Chocolatier - Farga

December 2, 2013

La Tienda offers beautifully crafted chocolates from Spain in elegant boxes by Farga, the famous Barcelona chocolatier.
Laurie Pearce Hager

The luxurious Farga collection of chocolates is entering the U.S. market for the first time and is now available for holiday ordering online only at La Tienda. Elegantly packaged and masterfully made, each chocolate bite is an extraordinary...

The Perfect Gift: Announcing Exclusive Spanish Wine Collections by La

November 26, 2013

La Tienda returns to roots with curated wine collections inspired by small family vintners across all of Spain, just in time for the season of giving.
Laurie Hager

Williamsburg, VA (PRWEB) November 25, 2013

La Tienda proudly showcases new wine collections featuring small family vintners. Each winery has been carefully selected to be represented in these exclusive...

Discover Five Unique Gifts for Your Favorite Foodie

October 16, 2013 introduces five new gourmet gifts with Spanish flair
Laurie Hager

Bacon and chocolate: irresistible gifts for the 2013 season. La Tienda introduces an array of new delights including Ibérico de Bellota Bacon and newly discovered organic chocolate bonbons from Madrid.

For more than seventeen years, has been the top source for artisanal foods...

Discover Four of Spain’s Finest Cheeses

October 9, 2013

La Tienda introduces the Peregrino Spanish Cheese Tasting Sampler.
Laurie Hager

Discover the Peregrino Spanish Cheese Tasting Sampler and take a flavorful tour of Spain through an assortment of quintessential Spanish cheeses. This grouping of four of Spain's finest and most flavorful cheeses arrives atop a black sampler board, making a beautiful hostess gift or a ready-to-serve...

Jamestown - The Spanish Story Revealed: Guided Tour

June 4, 2013

Discover the Spanish side of Jamestown Island's history in a guided walking tour followed by a reception at La Tienda.
Laurie Hager

La Tienda and Historic Jamestowne have come together on a joint venture premiering June 20th, 2013. Discover "Jamestown - The Spanish Story Revealed" and walk back in time through the James Fort site to uncover the hidden story of the Spanish at...

Get the Grill Ready: Fresh Spanish Calçots Available for Pre-Order at

April 22, 2013

Announcing a new addition to La's line of fresh produce: the calçot.

Spanish gourmet food retailer announces a new addition to its line of fresh produce: the calçot. “We have seen such a dramatic response to our seasonal offerings of fresh padrón peppers, judias verdes (beans) and gernika peppers, and we are thrilled to branch out even further with new lines of...

Acorn Fed Easter Ham: Introduces Free-Range, Iberico de Bellota Tender Smoked Ham

March 5, 2013

Discover a fresh baked ham made with free-range Ibérico de Bellota pork from Spain at
Laurie Hager

What if you took fresh free-range, acorn-fed Ibérico de Bellota pork imported from Spain and slow smoked it with hickory wood? La Tienda decided to find out, and ended up with an incredibly flavorful, juicy ham unlike any other.

In partnership with Edwards...

El Clásico! Announces a Giveaway of Signed Soccer Jerseys from Real Madrid CF and FC Barcelona

February 20, 2013 announces a giveaway of jerseys signed by soccer superstars Xabi Alonso of Real Madrid CF and Carles Puyol of FC Barcelona. Fans are welcome to vote for their favorite team and need only provide a valid email address to enter. Sponsor La Gula del Norte has provided the coveted jerseys and has recently launched a product campaign featuring Xabi and Puyol in a video dining...'s Campaign for Spain with Penelope Cruz and Annie Sibboney raises over $50,000 in donations for The Spanish Federation of Food Banks

February 19, 2013

In November 2012, launched the Campaign for Spain to support the Spanish Federation of Food Banks (FESBAL). With Spain suffering through its worst social and economic crisis in at least a generation, and unemployment at over 25%, La Tienda found itself in a unique position to help. La Tienda raised funds, and matched dollar for dollar, donations given on the website. The...

This Valentine’s Day, Spanish Chocolate Makes History at

January 9, 2013

Explore the exotic history of Spanish chocolate this Valentine's Day.
Laurie Hager

As the signature gift of Valentine’s Day, chocolate’s exotic history stretches back to ancient Mesoamerica where it was the bitter, and often spicy beverage of choice for the ruling elite. Spaniards added cane sugar to the concoction and chocolate was first introduced to Europe in 1544. Spanish...

Global Giving: The Holiday Fundraiser ‘Campaign for Spain’ with Actress Penelope Cruz

December 4, 2012

La Tienda CEO Tim Harris and actress Penelope Cruz partner in the 2012 ‘Campaign for Spain’ to bring aid to Spanish food banks over the holiday season.
Laurie Hager

“Even more than the funds raised thus far, we've been reminded of the unbelievable capacity of Americans to help those in need, even while they are also facing hardships at home,” noted Tim Harris in his recently... Launches Holiday Fundraiser ‘Campaign for Spain’ with Actress Penelope Cruz to Assist Spanish Food Banks

November 8, 2012

La Tienda CEO Tim Harris and actress Penelope Cruz announced today the launch of the 2012 ‘Campaign for Spain’ to help Spanish food banks over the holiday season.

Williamsburg, VA (PRWEB) November 08, 2012

“The headlines coming out of Europe tell the story,” said Harris, CEO of major Spanish food importer La Tienda. “Spain is suffering through its worst social and economic...

La Tienda’s Don Harris, to be awarded Spain’s Cross of the Order of Civil Merit on behalf of the King of Spain

September 11, 2012

WILLIAMSBURG, Virginia (PRWEB) September 11, 2012

Donald B. Harris, who with his family founded La, will be awarded Spain’s Official Cross of the Order of Civil Merit at a special embassy ceremony in Washington, D.C. on October 11, 2012. The recognition, one of Spain’s highest honors, will be bestowed on behalf of His Majesty King Juan Carlos I of Spain by Ramón...

La Tienda Launches Spanish Food and Culture Learning Site: Learning @ La Tienda

June 5, 2012

Williamsburg, Virginia (PRWEB) June 05, 2012

La Tienda, the leading importer of gourmet foods from Spain, based in Williamsburg, Virginia, is pleased to announce the launch of a free educational site for teachers, parents and learners of all ages who wish to explore the food and culture of Spain.

Learning @ La Tienda is an educational website with a culinary spin,...

La Tienda Awarded National Outstanding Workplace of the Year by the Commission on Adult Basic Education

April 3, 2012

Laurie Hager

Williamsburg, VA (PRWEB) April 03, 2012

La Tienda, a family-owned company with thirty-five employees, will receive the national Outstanding Workplace of the Year Award, on April 11th, 2012 from the Commission on Adult Basic Education, for its six year commitment to providing English classes for Spanish-speaking employees.

"We saw what a struggle...

The Heart of Spain: Families and Food Selected for Independent Book Prize

May 23, 2011

Williamsburg, VA — May 23, 2011 — Following months of praise from reviewers and readers, Don Harris’s personal reflection on Spanish food and culture has received yet another honor, winning the 2011 National Indie Excellence Book Award in the Travel category. The book, which incorporates Don’s own recollections and knowledge of cultural history, spans more than 40 years of Harris’s...

La Tienda, Leading Retailer of Food from Spain, Celebrates 15 Years of Online Success, Food Revolution

April 18, 2011

Williamsburg, VA -- April 18, 2011 -- Don Harris and his sons began La Tienda with a passion for Spanish culture and modest expectations. Launched in 1996, only one year after, La Tienda has grown into the premier source of gourmet products from Spain. Beginning as a simple resource for Andalucian ceramics, the company posted an image of a Serrano ham on their website to gauge...

La Receives Outstanding Workplace Education Partnership Award

November 2, 2010

Toano, VA (Vocus) November 2, 2010 --, the leading online supplier of imported Spanish foods in the USA, received the Outstanding Workplace Education Partnership Award on October 13, 2010, from the Virginia Association for Adult and Continuing Education (VAACE), at a special awards luncheon in Norfolk, VA. La Tienda was honored for providing English as a second language classes...

A Unique Look at the Food, People and Soul of Spain

September 21, 2010

Toano, VA (Vocus) September 21, 2010 -- The Heart of Spain: Families and Food, Donald B. Harris’s new book, is now available on a limited basis before its February 2011 public release.

“What Don has done with our beloved Iberia is dig into its essence. Don Harris has the eye of an explorer, the taste of a gourmet, the touch of a painter, and the sense of a spiritual teacher,”...

Chorizo Made from Humane Pork Named "Best New BBQ Sausage"

May 18, 2010

Williamsburg, VA (Vocus/PRWEB ) May 18, 2010 --, retailer of gourmet food from Spain and Latin America, announced today that its Spanish-style cooking chorizo, made from humanely raised Berkshire pigs, was named "Best New BBQ Sausage" in Food and Wine Magazine.

Chorizo from Spain is cured with smoked paprika and garlic and is usually grilled or added to paella, the...

La Tienda Offers Huitlacoche, the Rare Mexican 'Corn Truffle'

May 4, 2010

Williamsburg, VA (Vocus/PRWEB) May 4, 2010 --, retailer of gourmet food from Spain and Latin America, is now offering huitlacoche, a rare delicacy in Mexico since Aztec times. This relative of the mushroom grows on corn kernels and is highly prized in Mexican cuisine.

Huitlacoche has a smoky sweet flavor enjoyed in soups, tacos, quesadillas and salsas. It is...

Canadian Customers Can Now Order Gourmet Hams from Spain

March 18, 2010

Williamsburg, VA (Vocus/PRWEB) March 18, 2010 --, the leading online retailer of gourmet food from Spain, recently began to deliver Spain’s celebrated Iberico and Serrano ham products to Canadian customers. Due to customs regulations, imported meat cannot currently be brought in to Canada through the United States, frustrating many Canadian customers. To remedy this situation,...

La to Deliver the First World-Renowned Cinco Jotas Ibérico de Bellota Hams to the USA

January 18, 2010

WILLIAMSBURG, VA January 18, 2010 – announces that it will deliver the legendary Cinco Jotas Jamón Ibérico de Bellota to customers in the United States in 2010. Cinco Jotas (5J) is the elite label of Spain’s Sánchez Romero Carvajal, the world-recognized leader in Ibérico ham. Produced in limited quantities, these rare, high-end hams are usually spoken for in Spain years before...

La Opens Doors to Spanish Cuisine with First Retail Store

December 3, 2009

Toano, VA (PRWEB) December 3, 2009 --, the leading online supplier of imported Spanish foods in the USA, is expanding its business and will open its first retail store on December 10, 2009, in Williamsburg, VA. In addition to offering artisanal food, wine and hand-crafted ceramics from Spain, the store will host events aimed at engaging the community with Spanish cuisine.... Now Delivers a Taste of Spain to Europe and UK

November 18, 2009

Williamsburg, VA (Vocus/PRWEB) November 18, 2009 --, the leading online supplier of imported Spanish foods in the USA, has launched a new website enabling delivery of fine Spanish food and hand-painted ceramics throughout Europe and the United Kingdom. La Tienda specializes in small, family-owned artisanal producers in the Spanish peninsula and will ship products directly from...

Rural Mothers Cook Up a Rescue for Town and Tradition

August 11, 2009

Toano, VA (PRWEB) August 11, 2009 --, a family-owned business and the premier online source of fine Spanish food in America, is proud to introduce artisan soups and sauces from Despensa la Nuestra – products which are not only delicious, but also represent the triumph of strong-willed rural mothers over tough economic times.

Despensa la Nuestra products are made...

Curly Haired Snow Pig Rescued from Extinction: Ham Eaters Rejoice

June 23, 2009

Toano, VA (PRWEB) June 23, 2009 -- At the end of the twentieth century, the Mangalica (mahn-gah-lee-kah) pig from the steppes of Hungary faced extinction due to the ravages of two world wars and the industrialization of meat production. In 1991, Juan Vicente Olmos, a leading figure in the production of ham in Spain, sought out and purchased the remaining breeding stock of this venerable... introduces All Natural Serrano Ham to the U.S.A.

April 8, 2009

(Vocus/PRWEB ) April 8, 2009 -- For over one hundred years Monte Nevado has been curing jamón high in the Sierra de Cameros mountains of northern Spain. These hams are all natural – just pork and salt. They have named as their exclusive source of their All Natural Jamón Serrano in America. is a family company, which has been online since 1996. The...

US-Bound Gourmet Spanish Iberico Pata Negra Hams to Lose Their Black Feet

February 9, 2009

(Vocus/PRWEB ) February 9, 2009 -- Less than a year after the first shipments of the prized Iberico de Bellota Pata Negra arrived in the USA, the culmination of a ten-year effort to import Spain's iconic gourmet ham, a recent USDA ruling means that all future shipments will arrive 'pata negra sin pata' – without the telltale black hoof. In addition, a new 100% duty on all bone-in hams from...

La Delivers First Ultra Gourmet Spanish Hams in America

August 11, 2008

Williamsburg, VA (PRWEB) August 11, 2008 --, the leading internet purveyor of gourmet food from Spain, has commenced delivery of the celebrated Jamón Ibérico de Bellota across America.

In 1997 was the first to deliver the mountain ham Jamón Serrano to homes throughout America, and in 2007 the first Jamón Ibérico. The delivery of Jamón Ibérico de...