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, is working with a Canadian firm to ensure that the delectable cured jamón (ham in Spanish), as well as chorizo sausages, will now be shipped legally to Canadian addresses.

"Jamon is the emblematic food of Spain, but we couldn’t offer it to our Canadian customers." says Tim Harris, co-owner of "Canadians can now have whole Iberico and Serrano hams as well as Palacios chorizo sausages delivered to their homes."

This effort to expand its relationship with the Canadian market is the latest sign of’s recent successful growth. Within the past three months, the fourteen-year old online company launched a new retail website for the European market, as well as opened its first retail store near their corporate headquarters in Williamsburg, VA.

Offering the largest selection of Spanish food in North America, hopes to provide its customers with truly artisan foods from Spain and help small communities in Spain stay connected to their land and food-making traditions. The store appeals particularly to food lovers, Spanish expatriates and those who have enjoyed Spanish cuisine on their holidays.

About La Tienda:
Founded in 1996, is the leading online retailer of gourmet food from Spain, offering over 800 products. Family–owned and managed, the business is dedicated to working with artisan and small family businesses in Spain. is headquartered in Williamsburg, Virginia, with its Spanish operation based outside of San Sebastian, Spain. Warehouses in Virginia and Alicante, Spain, ship throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, Europe and the UK. shipped to over 75,000 customers in 2009, including restaurants and renowned chefs. Its first retail store opened in Williamsburg, VA in November of 2009.

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