The Ibérico pig is native and exclusive to the Iberian Peninsula and raised freely in a unique ecosystem known as the Dehesa. These are extensive Mediterranean woodlands abundant in Cork and Holm oak trees whose fruit, the acorn (“bellota”), along with the fresh aromatic grass is the staple diet of the Ibérico pig. Also known as “Pata Negra”, it is the most revered ham in Spain.
100% Ibérico – Pure Ibérico breed
50% or 75% - Ibérico cross-bred with Duroc or Landrace.
(100% Ibérico commands the highest price but the most important thing when buying Ibérico ham is that it is classed as ‘Bellota’ meaning the pig has eaten the required amount of acorns, which is what gives the ham it’s unique and exquisite flavour.)