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Iberico ham

Iberico ham, also known as jamón ibérico, is a type of ham that is made from the meat of Iberian pigs. It is highly prized in Spain and is considered to be one of the best hams in the world. The unique flavor and aroma of Iberico ham is due in part to the acorns that the pigs eat and the extensive curing process that the ham undergoes. The ham is typically sliced very thinly and served as a tapa or as part of a larger meal.

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FAQ: Iberico ham

Iberico ham, also known as jamon iberico, is a type of Spanish ham that is made from the meat of Iberian pigs, a breed of pig native to the Iberian Peninsula. Iberico ham is often referred to as pata negra ham, or “black hoof” ham, due to the black hooves of the Iberian pig. It is known for its rich, flavorful taste and tender, succulent texture, and is considered one of the finest hams in the world.

Iberico ham is made in a traditional method that involves curing the meat with salt and air-drying it for several months to a year. The result is a ham that is dense, deeply flavored, and rich in healthy monounsaturated fats. Iberico ham is often served thinly sliced as a tapa, or small snack, and is also used in a variety of dishes, such as omelets, sandwiches, and stews.

If you’re looking for the ultimate Spanish ham experience, try jamon iberico, or Iberico ham. This delicious, succulent ham is a true taste of Spain and is sure to impress even the most discerning palate.

where is iberico ham produced?

Iberico ham, also known as jamon iberico, is produced in Spain and is made from the meat of Iberian pigs, a breed of pig native to the Iberian Peninsula. The production of Iberico ham follows traditional methods and involves curing the meat with salt and air-drying it for several months to a year. The resulting ham is dense, deeply flavored, and rich in healthy monounsaturated fats.

Iberico ham is produced in several regions of Spain, including Andalusia, Extremadura, and Castilla-La Mancha. The production of Iberico ham is regulated by the Denominación de Origen Protegida (DOP), or Protected Designation of Origin, which ensures that the ham is made according to traditional methods and meets certain quality standards.

Iberico ham is a highly prized and sought-after delicacy in Spanish cuisine, and is enjoyed by many people around the world. It is often served thinly sliced as a tapa, or small snack, and is also used in a variety of dishes, such as omelets, sandwiches, and stews.

How is the Iberian ham produced?

Iberian ham, also known as jamon iberico, is produced in Spain from the hind legs of Iberian pigs, a breed of pig native to the Iberian Peninsula. The production of Iberian ham involves several steps:

  1. Selection of the pork legs: The hind legs of the Iberian pig are carefully selected for their size and quality.
  2. Curing: The pork legs are salted and left to cure for several weeks to several months, depending on the size and type of ham being produced. The salt helps to preserve the meat and also contributes to the flavor of the final product.
  3. Drying: After curing, the pork legs are hung to dry in a well-ventilated area for several months to a year. This allows the meat to lose moisture and develop its characteristic flavor and texture.
  4. Aging: After drying, the hams are aged for several months to a year. During this time, they develop their characteristic flavor and texture.
  5. Slicing and serving: The hams are sliced thin and served as a tapa, or small snack, or used in a variety of dishes, such as omelets, sandwiches, and stews.

Iberian ham is known for its rich, flavorful taste and tender, succulent texture, and is considered one of the finest hams in the world. It is a highly prized and sought-after delicacy in Spanish cuisine and is enjoyed by many people around the world.

why it’s called jamon iberico “de bellota”?

Jamon iberico de bellota is a type of cured ham produced in Spain from the hind legs of Iberian pigs. It is called “de bellota” because the pigs are raised on a diet of acorns, or “bellotas” in Spanish, during the final months of their lives. This diet, along with the exercise and freedom to roam in the pasture, gives the jamon iberico de bellota its unique flavor and texture.

Iberian pigs are a breed of pig native to the Iberian Peninsula that are known for their ability to produce high-quality cured ham. They have a higher percentage of monounsaturated fat than other breeds of pigs, which gives the jamon iberico de bellota its rich, flavorful taste and tender, succulent texture.

Jamon iberico de bellota is considered one of the finest hams in the world and is a highly prized and sought-after delicacy in Spanish cuisine. It is enjoyed by many people around the world for its unique flavor and texture.

How long does it take to produce an Iberian ham?

It takes several months to a year to produce an Iberian ham, also known as jamon iberico. The process involves several steps, including selection of the pork legs, curing, drying, and aging.

The length of time it takes to produce an Iberian ham depends on several factors, including the size and type of ham being produced, the climate and humidity of the region where the ham is produced, and the specific curing and aging methods used.

The production of Iberian ham is a slow and labor-intensive process that requires patience and attention to detail. The final product is a highly prized and sought-after delicacy in Spanish cuisine, known for its rich, flavorful taste and tender, succulent texture.

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La Última Dehesa

Antonio Jesús and his wife Isabel founded LA ULTIMA DEHESA 10 years ago. Although they were clear about it long before, it was not until 2012 when they gave up the comfort of their jobs in the city to return to the town and give birth to this family project.

The road has not been easy. Undertaking in rural areas never is. When you create your own product you don’t just have to worry about the manufacturing, but about people trying it. Combining all this with your tasks as a farmer.

With your adoption you help Antonio Jesús to preserve the tradition of making black label 100% acorn-fed Iberian ham in Hinojales without having to compete or adapt to the rhythms of the large industrial producers.

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-Three shipments of 1.9kg of Iberian charcuterie

-Formal invitation for two people to meet the Artisan

-Access to the GOURE Private Club

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From: 129,00  every 4 months

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Receive a box with products made personally for you every four months. Know exactly how your food is made thanks to direct communication from the Artisan.

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Pata negra ham from free-range Iberian pigs

Buy a box of Iberian ham directly from the producer and help Antonio Jesús and Isabel to keep alive the Spanish tradition of raising 100% Iberian pigs in complete freedom using extensive farming techniques that protect the environment.

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