LOLA AND MIGUEL - Miguel's Machine-Sliced Iberico de Bellota - 48 Month (50g)
• From Iberico producer Blazquez
• Spanish Jamón Ibérico de Bellota breed
• Hand Carved / Hand-Sliced
• Aged between 36 and 48 months
• Free range, acorn fed, humanely raised pig
Miguel's Machine-Sliced Iberico de Bellota from Blazquez; hand-sliced by Miguel himself! Ibérico de Bellota, considered the king of hams, is one of the most sought after cured meats in the world. Famous for its nutty rich flavour and its melt-in-your-mouth texture, Ibérico de Bellota, also known as “pata negra” or the “black hoof” hails from western Spain in the Dehesa forests near Salamanca. This three-year-old ham is immensely flavourful and is a prize for any gastronome to taste and enjoy. The most authentic experience is to shave a thin slice of the ruby red meat directly off a cured leg. This special breed of black pigs can be found roaming the forests feeding on acorns as well as wild herbs, grass and flowers. The pigs consume enormous quantities of fallen acorns and gain several pounds a day in the last few months of their lives. They can easily triple in size. The acorns are an important part of their diet as they give the meat a nutty flavour and provide nutritious mono-saturated fats.
Another feature unique to this Ibérico de Bellota is the way in which producer Jamones Ibericos Blazquez slowly cures it. The ham is hung to dry in a mountain town called Guijuelo. Here the wind, temperature and climate all play a role in the ham’s incomparable taste. The leg of Jamón Ibérico de Bellota is sliced in store by Miguel to ensure the freshest and highest quality. It is the perfect addition to your tapas!
Size: 50 g
Ingredients: Iberico pork, salt, seasoning (sugar, trisodium citrate, potassium nitrate, sodium nitrite)
Ingrédients: Porc iberique, sel, assaisonnement (sucre, citrate de trisodium, nitrate de sodium, nitrate de potassium)