Authentic 100% Ibérico Ham can only be obtained from pure Iberian-breed pigs. True to its origins, Cinco Jotas has maintained both the purity of the breed and the authenticity of its flavour. To preserve the breed, only pigs whose mothers and fathers are 100% Iberian have this designation. Raised free-range in an age-old setting where plants and wildlife thrive in harmony with one another. The acorn is, without doubt, the most important fruit in the region of Southwest Spain. The fruit transfers its unique properties to the ham, making it essential to creating the very best 100% Ibérico Ham. The pigs' extensive exercise in search of this precious fruit, together with the singular Iberian breed characteristics result in more effective infiltration of healthy fats and brings to the meat an unrivaled texture and flavour. For over 130 years, Cinco Jotas has maintained a natural artisanal production process for all its ham, preserving expertise and traditions acquired over the span of generations. In the curing cellars, Cinco Jotas ham is cured slowly and naturally, a process which can take up to five years to complete. This is why Cinco Jotas is considered one of Spain’s national treasures.
Serving Suggestions: Slice thin and serve with a glass of red wine and perhaps a vegetable salad.
SPECIAL CARE ITEM - Packed cold for freshness with ice packs and a cooler or insulated foil bag. Expedited shipping may be required.