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Cinco Jotas is Spain's finest brand of Ibérico Hams. Founded by Mr. Rafael Sánchez Romero in 1879, Cinco Jotas is located in Jabugo on the province of Huelva, Andalusia. The hoof of an Acorn Fed 100% Ibérico Ham is black (hence, the nickname “Pata Negra”) and worn due to the fact that 100% Ibérico pigs graze freely throughout the Dehesa woodlands roam some 14 kilometres daily during the acorn-rich Montanera pasture season with access to some two hectares where they graze freely. This extensive physical exercise on the one hand leads to a slender look and a fine ankle (the thinner it is, the more pure the breed). On the other hand, the long walks mean the pork fat infiltrates the meat on a 100% Ibérico pig which leads to light marbling in the intramuscular fat. The texture of this pork fat melts when touched, demonstrating the undeniable. Paleta comes from the front limbs of the Ibérico Pig. The quality is the same, but the shoulder or Paleta is generally more flavorful. On the other hand, the Ibérico Ham tends to have a smoother texture and bouquet, while also being easier to slice due to its large size.
The advantage of Boneless vs Bone-in Ham is that you can keep it in the refrigerator and use as you need it.
- Weight 4.4 lb.
- 100% Black Iberian, free-range pig
- Cured for over 36 months
- Fine's Spanish Brand Since 1879
- Top Quality
- Limited production
- Product of Spain
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