Food Knowledge: What is a Chorizo?

In short, chorizo is a sausage - but not just any sausage. The magic is within the chorizo, it's the way these things are seasoned. They can be available in two forms: fully cooked and dried or fully cooked and semicured. Of course, depending on regions, country, and who you ask, the preparation or creation of a chorizo might vary.


MEXICO: When it comes to the Mexican version of a chorizo, they are prepare with fresh raw pork. It's seasoned with vinegar and chile peppers. Mexican chorizo is typically sold fresh and uncooked (although dry versions do exist).


SPAIN: The Spanish version of a chorizo is made with smoked sausage. These are seasoned with with garlic and pimentón , a smoked paprika. The sausage can either be sweet or hot. These chorizos can either be serves as tapas or added into main dishes. Yum!


Other Latin American countries of course have their own versions of chorizo! Because chorizos are amazing and should be enjoyed by every country and culture. ;)

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