Serrano Ham is the most iconic food in Spain.
Nothing is more Spanish than ham, and it is the most beloved food in the whole country (except for those Spaniards that are not meat eaters, obviously). Anybody who does not enjoy Serrano ham in Spain will have to face a lack of culinary understanding and they will risk to deeply offend their host when refusing to try some ham.
This is a pack of hand-carved Serrano Ham
created by Aire Sano, a Serrano ham producer that holds the IGP Teruel. Bearing the IGP Teruel seal means that the genetics, the feeding and the drying process reached the highest quality standards, for a delicate and rich flavour. They also hold the Happy pork
certification of animal welfare.
Serrano ham comes from the back leg of the pig. It is tender and has this characteristic melt-in-the-mouth feeling, especially as it has been finely sliced to perfection, with a good balance of meat and marbled fat.
Teruel hams are renowned for their superior quality standards. Aire Sano carefully breeds the best landrace females with carefully selected duroc males and grows the pigs in their Teruel´s farms, with plenty of space for them to move. They have been granted the ‘happy pig’ certification of animal welfare.
Teruel IGP cured hams and shoulders are higher in fat, which makes them tastier. At Las Delicias Las Delicias we only have in stock the finest ‘paletilla’ (ham shoulder), which are the front legs of the animal. The shoulder has more fat than the ham, which makes it more flavourful. It’s also a smaller piece, which takes shorter in curing which gives it a more uniform taste. The smaller size of a shoulder also makes the shoulder a more convenient piece to take home because they are easier to finish before they get spoilt (a ham or shoulder leg must be finished within 21 – 40 days after start carving them, otherwise they will get dry and develop a rancid taste).
Beautifully presented, and packed in a protective environment that allows keeping the pack out of the fridge, this serrano ham from Teruel brings all the taste of the best serrano meat without the mess of carving it yourself. Just open, serve and enjoy.
Do you want to learn more about the Spanish ham classification? Have a look at our blog!
Pork ham, salt, sugar, preservatives E-252, and antioxidant E-301.