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11 June 2014 By Marketing y Publicidad 433 comments
There are so many types of ham in Spain it can be confusing for a foreigner to understand all the differences between them. One of the most important aspects concerning hams is from which part of an Iberian pig the ham is produced: the rear (jamón) or front legs (paleta). Technically speaking ‘front ham’ (or, in other words, ham from…
05 May 2014 By Marketing y Publicidad 343 comments
If you visit Spain for the first time do not even try to make a difference between different types of Jamon, available on the shelves in supermarkets or small butcheries. There are thousands of them in Spain. You will need a lot of practice and experience to orient yourself in a never-ending topic of Iberian ham. The quality of jamon…
11 March 2014 By Marketing y Publicidad 2317 comments
Buying a good Spanish ham can be very difficult, especially for a person who just started discovering the world of Jamón. Below you will find some tips how to make the choice easier. While buying Spanish ham there are couple of principals you should focus on: The purpose of use: if you are buying ham for cooking, frying, or roasting…
18 February 2014 By Marketing y Publicidad 183 comments
Way back in time, during the Roman Empire, news about the existence of ham appeared and its trajectory has been impressive. It has been a long tradition and the variety of products is amazing. The Iberian ham is now considered the most famous Spanish product internationally speaking. But, what is it?   Iberian ham comes from the Iberian pig, which…
23 January 2014 By Marketing y Publicidad 946 comments
It is a brave person who would dare to ask a Spaniard for the difference between their beloved jamón ibérico and the likes of Parma prosciutto from Italy or the Spanish Serrano ham. For the aficionado of Iberian Ham, those other hams are not even considered close in quality and flavour. The product of a centuries-old, unique breeding method, Iberian…
23 December 2013 By Marketing y Publicidad 1262 comments
Iberian Ham is a unique and distinctive Spanish ham that comes from a special breed of pig and a centuries-old breeding method. Iberian pigs roam free in the Andalusian grasslands, where they are free to forage for grass, herbs, and, most importantly, acorns. Spanish ham and bellota (acorns) are two intertwined flavours, and the bellota gives Iberian ham its cherished…
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