One of Spain’s most surprisingly beautiful landscapes. A Dehesa is a unique ecosystem that can be seen on the Iberian Peninsula, mainly in the western part of the country, near the border with Portugal, where Fermín is located. It is said that two thousand years ago, the whole country was covered by these meadows, where holm oaks and cork oaks grow, and where the ground is cool and covered with a blanket of grass.
The term “Dehesa” comes from the Latin word “defesa”, which means “defence”, “defended” or “forbidden”, that was related to the field delimited to the free-range grazing of the livestock.
They are a rich source of life and when, towards the end of March the Montanera comes to an end and the pigs stop feeding, they are replaced on the grazing pastures by reddish colored cows, for meat, milk and cheese production.
The Dehesa requires comprehensive care, allowing also to the iberico pigs to move around freely and comfortably between trees and shrubs. This type of habitat gives them peace of mind, preventing them from suffering any type of stress. This way the Iberico pig contributes to the conservation and adequate animal husbandry of the Dehesa.