Cinco Jotas 100% Iberico Shoulder Ham (Paleta)
The legendary brand
Since 1879, Cinco Jotas has been the home and origin of the authentic Cinco Jotas 100% Ibérico Ham. Craftsmanship and tradition that have been a hallmark of Cinco Jotas for close to 140 years.
Tasting Notes from the Curator
Cinco Jotas Acorn-fed 100% Ibérico Shoulder Ham, sliced to perfection in individual 40 g packets. This cut of meat, the paleta in Spanish, has a highly aromatic flavour and a tendency to be adored by all who give it try. Shoulder ham will surely be an essential element of your cuisine and stand out as the star of any culinary show.
Most Spaniards will tell you that there is no better pairing than a slice of Iberico Ham and a wonderful glass of dry sherry. Sherry is a vertebrae in the gastronomic backbone of southern Spain, particularly in its region of origin, Jeréz de la Fronterra. If you are not into sherry wine, this exquisite ham will pair well with a Rioja-based Tempranillo such as Protos Roble.
A TREASURED LOCATION
The Cinco Jotas company has been producing jamón ibérico in Jabugo since 1879. The dehesas there have been home to the famed pata negra for hundreds of years, an unparalleled setting that has provided the animals with their favorite food — and the central key to their unique flavor: the acorn.
Because of their exquisite location, Cinco Jotas’s cellars are able to maintain the perfect balance of humidity and temperature to bring their hams and other products to full potential. Each and every single product ships out from there with a stamp of superlative quality.
Vacuum-sealed packs of hand-carved cured meats can last up to five months in the refrigerator (never the freezer). Once the pack is opened, they’re best enjoyed within the day.