5j is Spain's finest brand of Iberico 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.
Ham comes from the rear limbs of the Ibérico Pig. There are four different parts of a Cinco Jotas Ham that give it unique aroma and flavour. These parts are the hock, the top third of the ham, the tip and the lower part or stifle.
- Weights between 16.5 - 16.7 lb.
- 100% Black Iberian, free-range pig
- Cured for over 36 months
- Finest Spanish Brand since 1879
- Top Quality. The finest ham in the world
- Limited production
- Product of Spain