Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Spain - Famous for its Black foot Cured Ham

Jamón Ibérico is the pride of Spain. The lineage of the unique animals that produce the hams stretches back to pre-history when they ran wild in the Iberian Peninsula. Columbus had some of them ...on the Santa María when he set out to discover the New World.

There are two types of black-hoofed Iberico pigs - one that lives the life of a normal pig and one that is free-range fed on acorns ( bellotas ) and wild plants. These are the coveted Bellota hams. The only difference is in diet and exercise, but those things make all the difference in the world.

Although the price of this fabulous tasting ham is perhaps double to that the lesser quality Jamon Serrano my advice is pay the extra whenever possible as once eaten you will understand why so much fuss is made of this iberian delicacy

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