Cinco Jotas Bone-In 100% Ibérico de Bellota Shoulder - FREE SHIPPING!$625
- Cinco Jotas, Spain's finest brand
- Acorn-fed, free-range
- 'Paleta' shoulder ham
- 100% pure Ibérico breed
- Holder not included
- Size - About 9-12 lbs
Ibérico de Bellota is the ultimate of its kind. Cured for over a year, this paleta (cured shoulder) comes from acorn-fed free range Ibérico pork, only found in Spain. The rich acorn diet and outdoor exercise marble the meat, for a succulent ham that melts in your mouth.
Paleta is the cured front shoulder. Because it is smaller, it cures more quickly than a larger jamón (about a year, vs. two to four years for a ham). While the flavor is incredible, it is somewhat more challenging to carve than the jamón (back leg), and the zenith of flavor is a longer aged whole jamón.
Ibérico de Bellota is the very finest ham in the world, and Cinco Jotas is known as the elite brand of Ibérico in Spain. In fact, the word Jabugo, the town made famous by Cinco Jotas, is now synonymous with top quality Ibérico ham.
Cinco Jotas uses only 100% genetically pure bred Ibérico pigs that live their entire lives roaming the countryside of Spain. Other companies will cross breed Ibérico pigs with other breeds to increase the litter size and raw meat production. Cinco Jotas prefers to use only 100% pure Ibérico so they can ensure the finest quality.
The word 'bellota' literally means acorn, a key ingredient to the ultimate ham. If you see a paleta or jamón advertised as simply 'Ibérico,' without the bellota designation, it is not free-range and did not enjoy the sweet acorns of the 'dehesa' rangelands.
The paletas come from an ancient breed of pig, Cerdo Ibérico, which has been roaming the woodland meadows of western Spain feeding on acorns for thousands of years. Each fall the breeders set aside a select group of juvenile pigs, allowing them to roam the dehesa woodlands for up to a year. There they feast upon acorns which are falling in abundance from the holm oak and cork trees. They gorge themselves, putting on at least two pounds of weight each day, until they are the picture of a happy fat pig!
The result is that the Paleta Ibérico de Bellota is marbled with rich golden fat full of the flavor of the Ibérico pigs' favorite food, 'bellota' acorns, along with wild herbs and grasses. Amazingly, a good portion of which is mono-unsaturated, similar to healthy olive oil. Sliced thinly, the meat glistens at room temperature and provides an unparalleled rich nutty flavor and tender texture.
Bone-in paletas weigh approximately 9-12 lbs.
Note - Hoof removed according to USDA guidelines.
100% Ibérico pork shoulder, sea salt, less than 0.5% of seasoning (sugar, sodium citrate, sodium nitrite, potassium nitrate, sodium ascorbate).
Serving size 1 oz (28g). Servings per container varied. Calories 90. Calories from fat 50. Total fat 6g (8.5%), Saturated fat 2g (9%), Trans fat 0g (0%). Cholesterol 10mg (3%), Sodium 590mg (23.5%), Total carbohydrate <110g (0%), Dietary fiber 0g (0%), Sugars 0g, Protein 9g. Vitamin A 0%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 1%, Iron 6%. *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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Use and Care
A bone-in shoulder ham (paleta) will last approximately 6 to 8 weeks. Store in the refrigerator in the plastic wrapper for 2 to 3 months or remove from the plastic and store in a cool dry place on a ham holder or hanging by the rope provided.
Once you cut into it, cover the cut surface with fat from the paleta and a light breathable cloth. The cut surface may dry out a bit; simply cut off the dry portion and continue slicing. Do not remove the fat and skin from areas you are not actively slicing, as they protect the ham from drying out.
A thin layer of mold may appear on whole hams and paletas; this is completely harmless. It can be removed with a clean, damp cloth or with a cloth and olive oil. Small white spots are amino acids found in aged meat and cheese products and are perfectly safe to eat.
Serve the slices at room temperature.
This shoulder ham will yield approximately 4 to 5 pounds of slices.
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Joe - Andover, MA October 2022
"Delicious and authentic! Well worth the cost!"
Cullen - PALO ALTO, CA November 2021
"Delicious ham, brought back to us the flavors of Spain!"
Elena - Madeira, OH November 2021
"Very good taste but too much bone and lots of fat!!!"
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"It’s delicious. My guests also love it very much!!!"
Anne - Germantown , MD July 2021
"Excellent smooth flavors and texture."
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