- 'Pata Negra' Ibérico ham
- Freshly sliced from whole hams daily
- Aged for over 2 years
- Mountain cured in Spain
- Size - 3 ounces
Jamón Ibérico is the crown jewel of Spanish cuisine. These slices of delectable Spanish ham are packed with complexity: like an aged Manchego cheese or a glass of fine wine, each bite has many layers of flavor. Ibérico ham has very little salt, allowing the levels of taste to take center stage. Serve on a warm plate with good bread and a fine wine.
We slice imported Ibérico ham daily at La Tienda so that you can enjoy the freshest jamón possible. Our manually operated slicers cut extra thin slices from naturally shaped hams. We take pride in making the extra effort for you to enjoy the authentic flavor of Spain.
Ibérico is the name of the famous breed of black pig indigenous to Spain. It is sometimes known as 'pata negra' or 'Jabugo', referring to a famous ham town. There are two levels of quality depending on how the animals are raised. This sliced ham is from Ibérico pigs that lived the normal livestock life, enjoying regular feed. The ultimate quality is called Jamón Ibérico de Bellota, which is made from free range Ibérico pigs that feast on acorns ('bellota') in the fall. It usually costs twice as much as normal Ibérico and is also available.
Ibérico ham is hung to cure for two to three years in the mountains of Spain. As the seasons change from the cold of winter through spring and summer, 40% of the fat melts away, bathing the ham in flavor. As the second year passes, the ham undergoes complex changes that produce incredible layers of flavor. The result is a tender and delicious ham, deep red in color with a very mild saltiness.
Every day we slice Jamón Ibérico from whole hams here at La Tienda. We import the hams bone-in and de-bone them here, so they are as fresh as possible.
Most other sliced jamón on the market is de-boned in Spain and pressure formed into a rectangular loaf. They are then frozen and cut on a high-speed industrial slicer, often months before they are purchased. This type of treatment breaks down the quality and flavor of the ham, which is why we take the slow method, using manually operated slicers to cut naturally shaped hams. We guarantee you will taste the difference!
Iberico pork, salt and seasoning (sugar, trisodium citrate, potassium nitrate and sodium nitrite). USDA inspected.
- Cold Calanda Peach Soup (Crema de Melocotón de Calanda)
- Broccoli, Cauliflower and Romanesco Cauliflower with Warm Ham Vinaigrette (Brécol, Coliflor y Romanesco con Vinagreta Templada de Jamón)
- Sticks of Ham with Honey (Palitos de Jamón con Miel)
- Artichoke Flower Stuffed with Ibérico Ham in Clam Sauce (Corazón de Alcachofa Relleno de Jamón Ibérico y Salsa de Almejas)
- Sweet and Sour Ibérico Ham Salad (Ensalada Agridulce de Jamón Ibérico)
- East Wind, West Wind Spaghetti (Espaguetis Viento del Este, Viento del Oeste)
- Baked Leeks with Ibérico Ham Wafers (Puerros Asados en Obleas de Jamón Ibérico)
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Customer ReviewsAverage rating from 33 reviews Write a review
"A tapas tour in Sevilla introduced us to various Spanish "small plates", and this tasty ham is an excellent repeat of that experience."
Marshall Lapidus - Port Charlotte, FL
Maria TORRE-VERDEJO - KENDALL, FL
Anne Molis - HAMPTON, NH
john COPPEDGE - ATLANTA, GA
Elizabeth Berteaux - Davis, CA
"all I can say is LOVED IT !!"
EDNA FERNANDEZ - DELTONA, FL
"Great tasting ham, much better than prosciutto. "
NEWTON MATOS - Greensboro, NC
Mark BAUMAN - CARBONDALE, CO
"excellent! I lived in Spain for over 10 years and I know what I am talking about."
ARTHUR IMPARATO - BALTIMORE, MD
"The ham was delicious, and it made me feel right at home, as if I were in my home town of Barcelona. And I didn't even have to travel there! What great savings! This is the mother of all hams, famous all over the world, and coveted by the greatest chefs!"
Enrique - Mankato, MN
Maureen McKamey - North Mankato, MN
"We loved the succulent tenderness and deep ham flavor of this exquisite meat."
Janet Bykoski - GERMANTOWN, MD
DEIRDRE JOHNSON - NEW ORLEANS, LA
DP - Waxhax, North Carolina
Laura - Port Murray, NJ
"Best ham in the world."
DAVID ADDIS - MOUNT PLEASANT, SC
LARRY WALL - CHICAGO, IL
"Jamon was delicious, but a little fattier than I would have liked."
ADELE PRASS - CHICAGO, IL
Ester Codina Galan - Ridgewood, NJ
Luis Kolb - Fremont, California
Robert - Gardena, California
"Exactly like the delicious Jamon we enjoyed in Spain--flavorful, complex, and beautiful. It may be against tradition, but I prefer this to the Iberico de bellota, which has a stronger flavor. This is is gentle perfection."
Mybagsrpackd - Columbia, South Carolina
"The sliced Jamon Iberico was perfect."
"absolutely delicious! close your eyes, take and bite and you are back in Spain!"
"Not like I've tasted & enjoyed in Spain, it's OK & very salty!"
oanne suarez finegan
"The real thing."
"Excellent!!It took me back to Badajoz."
Tod A. Daniels
"melt in your mouth delicious!!"
"Didn't like the odd taste (sort of rancid) within the fat portion. The meat portion had a few fine salt crystals on each slice, perhaps that's the way it is supposed to be, anyway this part tasted good. Won't be reordering it because of funny taste of the fat."
"This was excellent! "
"wish you offered jamon of other spanish producers also "
"You can't go wrong here. Light flavors that give a rich feeling to your mouth."