Acorn-fed 100% Iberian Ham, Whole Piece, 8 Kgs, Belloterra
The Acorn Ham is a type of Serrano ham from the Iberian breed pig , highly appreciated in the gastronomy of Spain and in the gastronomy of Portugal , where it is called presumed Iberian, and is often considered as an article of haute cuisine and delicacy . Or riginary of the trees of holm oaks and cork oaks located in the province of Córdoba.
The main characteristics that distinguish Iberian hams in their quality derive from the purity of the breed of animals, from the extensive free-range breeding of the Iberian pig in woodlands where they can move widely and perform physical exercise , from the diet that follows the pig in the montanera period, and finally the curing of the ham, which usually lasts between 24 and 48 months, needing more curing time the larger the size of the piece and the greater amount of acorn or nuts that the pig has ingested .
It is characterized by an intense aroma, delicate flavor and slightly fibrous texture, melting in the mouth, leaving a persistent aftertaste characteristic of acorn. It has a characteristic color that varies from pink to purple-red, bright, with filtration of pinkish fat, rich in oleic acid, which makes it unctuous to the touch and improves its organoleptic qualities.
Made in Bellotera, Taking care of the details of the production and transformation of the Iberian. We take advantage of our unique environment, guarantee the quality of the production process and apply traditional know-how while continuing to invest in a continuous process of innovation.
Belloterra's facilities are located in Añora, the heart of the Los Pedroches region, in the northern part of the province of Córdoba. This enclave allows the Iberian pig to feed itself with the best raw material: the holm oak acorn, whose high content of natural sugars gives the Los Pedroches ham its characteristic sweet flavor.
Without forgetting the efficient management and commercialization of our products, we are strongly committed to the revaluation of our sector with the same culture and tradition that for centuries has revolved around it.
Acorn-fed ham properties
Iberian ham is a product very rich in proteins and high quality essential amino acids that make it recommended for daily consumption. In addition to being an irresistible food, it contains vitamins of type E, B1, B6 and B12 that benefit the nervous system and the functioning of the brain. It is an antioxidant and is rich in minerals such as iron, phosphorus, potassium and zinc.
Ingredients: 100% Iberian acorn-fed pork ham, salt, preservatives (E-250, E-252)