La Tienda in the Press
Gourmet - April 11, 2012
Eight of the World's Most Expensive IngredientsMost Expensive Meat: Jamón Ibérico de Bellota
What: Jamón Ibérico de bellota refers to the cured leg of a pata negra pig that has been raised free-range in the old-growth oak forests of western Spain. The pigs eat a diet rich in acorns, wild mushrooms, herbs, and grasses, yielding meat that’s richly flavored and low in saturated fat. Each ham is cured for a minimum of two years before reaching the market.