How to eat a great piece of sliced hams

The best sliced ham is present as a piece ham that thin and long. Here has 3 important elements that can help you taste the best ham. Firstly, the most important thing is that you need a best quality spanish ham- iberian acorn ham. Secondly, a good knife, a knife that specially using to slice … [Read more...]

¨The Green¨ Iberian Hams

According to the latest scientific studies and research, it shows that the Iberian acorn ham is the healthiest and best tasting hams, it’s especially good for those people who have cardiovascular problems. Iberian ham as one of the traditional the Mediterranean delicacies, its adipose fat but not greasy, offering better flavour and more special taste. … [Read more...]

The Development of The Iberian Hams

The iberian ham is one of the traditional delicacies that be initiated through centuries. Before slaughter the pigs, the animals have to pass the veterinary inspection. To make sure each hams can reach the health standards. According to the different heavies and fats that those pigs have, then decide how to manufacture it. Each processes … [Read more...]

Growing and Production Areas

Production of Iberian pork products is widespread throughout Extremadura, making this region the foremost producer in Spain. Here, almost a million hectares of dehesa rangeland are used for grazing by nearly 1500 livestock farms. The principal production areas are the mountain range of southwestern Badajoz (1), Ibor and Villuercas (2), Southern Gredos (3), Sierra de … [Read more...]

Quality Assurance

The Producers’ Association of the Dehesa de Extremadura Designation of Origin exercises stringent control over the entire production process. The Producers’ Association is responsible for identifying and branding pigs in their grazing areas, and overseeing their diet during the finishing period. It then monitors slaughter of the animals, and hind leg and shoulder hams are … [Read more...]

Dry curing and Maturation

The adoption of new technologies and health requirements has led to improved ham quality, but the experience and know-how of ham experts, in a tradition passed down over the centuries from father to son, continues to be essential. Preparation of hams is a 4-stage process: Salting and washing Resting period Drying and maturation Cellar phase … [Read more...]