Product of Spain
Ortiz buy their Cantabrian anchovies daily from auctions along the north coast of Spain and process them the same day. They are put into salt for a period of 6-12 months depending on the size of the fish. When ready, they are gently washed, to remove excess salt, and the fish are trimmed and filleted by hand.
Ortiz anchovies were the winner of the Taste Test organized by Serious Eater for the Best Anchovy Fillet. Tasters applauded its "smooth texture", describing it as "tender and meaty". A number noted its relatively mild, clean flavour, a certain "pleasant sweetness" and "cheesy Parmesan flavour."