Cinco Jotas 100% Jamón Ibérico de Bellota (Whole leg)
Flavored by the Dehesas
Straight from Jabugo in Sierra de Huelva, Spain, this bone-in black-label jamón ibérico will be the talk of your dinner parties. It is the pleasure of the dehesas brought straight to your table.
TASTING NOTES FROM THE CURATOR
Cinco Jotas has made their ham for 150 years from pure-bred Iberian black pigs that they raise free-range on the dehesas of Jabugo in Sierra de Huelva. This is one of only four regions in Spain where jamón ibérico can be made. The hams from 2-year-old pigs are naturally cured for 3 years in the cellars of Cinco Jotas in Jabugo. The meat carries wafting hints of the dehesas and tastes boldly of toasted hazelnut, wet wood, wild-flowers and acorns—an umami experience like nothing else.
PREPARATION OR PAIRINGS
Once you’ve opened—cutting past the fat layer—the ham, carve short, thin slices that will allow you to fully appreciate its aroma and flavor. Cut from different sections so you can sample the full range of what this one haunch has to offer. In Spain, using your fingers to eat the slices is encouraged for the full jamón experience.
You can have the ham on its own or with slices of toasted bread and tomato slices. We recommend having it with its cheesy match, Dehesa de Los Llanos Artisanal Gran Reserva Manchego DO. And of course, savor your repast with a glass of Manzanilla fine sherry, Cava, or other sparkling wines.
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.
To properly conserve and extend the ham shelf life, store in a cool, dry place, with the ideal serving temperature between 17-22º C. Please message us if you require a carving board as well. We can source.