Cooking has a prominent role in Zuheros, with dishes such as cachorreñas, made with codfish, eggs, bread, tomato and orange, and migas (toasted bread crumb). The excellent goat cheese, handmade, is a mark of distinction and excellence of the local gastronomy. The celebration of the “Villa de Zuheros Cheese Fest” in September is an essential event to taste both local cheese and products made in nearby regions.
It is also important to highlight other dishes such as mojete, battered lamb chops, little tortillas in sauce, and rabbit in garlic sauce. However, there is undoubtedly an essential product in the gastronomy of Zuheros: the extra virgin olive oil (Baena Designation of Origin).
Among the typical sweets of the town we should mention flores (flowers), pestiños, roscos melados (honey bread rolls), pan de higo (figs bread), and requesón (cottage cheese) with sugar and milk.
Juan Fernández Cruz Museum of Folklore and Popular Art is located in a building dating from the beginning or 20th century called Casa Grande (big house), and shows exceptional examples of the finest items of local craftsmanship. Farming tools, objects typical from traditional jobs (shoemakers, saddlers, esparto craftsmen, carpenters, bakers, slaughterers…) and household objects are shown throughout the 28 rooms that shape the museum. This exceptional exhibition contains more than 3,000 objects that illustrate the savoir-faire of Zuheros’ craftsmen over time.