100% Pure Bred Jamon Iberico de Bellota - Whole Leg

100% Pure Bred Jamon Iberico de Bellota - Whole Leg

£495.00

REDUCED - Last few left! 

Jamon Iberico de Bellota "100% Pure Bred - 42"


  • Acorn fed
  • From Jamones de Juviles.
  • Cured for minimum of 42 months
  • Presented in beautifully designed gift box
  • Free Delivery

This is a high grade ham and has been cured in the perfect local conditions for 42 months. The reserva pigs are selected for their fat content and then cured for longer than normal to offer a richer deeper flavour but still with the soft translucent fats necessary for maximum taste.

Jamones de Juviles are the world famous curing house responsible for the renowned Trevelez serrano and they have taken this expertise to create the worlds highest cured Iberico which due to the altitude means less salting is required leading to a softer and less salty jamon.

Bellota pigs are allowed to roam freely in the unique Mediterranean meadows dotted with oaks, holm and a rich variety of grasses eating natural foods in the pure air.
From October to February the staple food of the pigs are acorns which are rich in Oleic acids and responsible for the rich fats which melt in your mouth and give the distinctive taste and aroma. The free range nature of the pigs also allows the fats to penetrate the muscles giving an even marbling throughout the meat.


Storage and cutting

When you receive your Jamon we recommend removing from the vacuum packaging and giving a quick wipe down with a dry cloth and then storing in a dry, cool and preferably dark area and covered in a cloth or towel for protection. You can keep it like this for around 2 months but obviously these are not the perfect storage conditions normally associated with the bodegas they are usually stored in.

When you are ready to start cutting firstly place in the Jamonero ham stand and follow the instructions included with your delivery.

Your jamon should last 4-6 weeks as long as you cut frequently and follow the storage instructions included.

Click here for further cutting instructions

 



Added benefits

It's not often that something so delicious can also have health benefits but in this case due to the high Oleic acid content of iberico pigs it has been proven to help reduce bad cholesterol (LDL and increase good cholesterol (HDL) as well as have a rich vein of vitamins and minerals so as long as you eat in moderation you can feel no guilt what so ever!