If you want to buy a quality Iberian ham, but at a more affordable price, you should buy the Iberian cebo ham / Jamón ibérico de cebo. This is an Iberian ham/Jamón Ibérico, from a 100% Iberian mother crossed with a non-Iberian pig. It is reared on a farm, where its fattening process and feed are exhaustively controlled. Although there are different types of Jamón Ibérico, in Enrique Tomás we believe that the most important thing is to select the "top quality" in each case, so in our shops -both physical and online- you will find the best selected hams in each of the categories.
Iberian hams are defined by being an Iberian breed, unique in the world due to its genetic qualities and its breeding in the Iberian Peninsula. Genetically, the differences are found in the % of Iberian breed that the pig has. If it comes from an Iberian mother and father, its breed will be pure, 100% Iberian, while if it only comes from an Iberian mother, it will be 50% Iberian.
In order to classify them, their lifestyle and diet is also important, this is what defines the following types: "de cebo ibérico", "cebo de campo ibérico" or "bellota ibérico", depending on whether they have remained alone on the farm and have fed on feed and cereals, or have grazed in freedom in the countryside or, finally, if they have done the Montanera and therefore have fed on wild herbs and acorns too.
No, Iberian ham can only be made on the Iberian Peninsula, the birthplace and origin of the Iberian pig.
Because it is a Jamón selected following very exhaustive quality controls. We ensure that each piece of Iberian cebo ham is cured with care and patience for 24 months. This salting and drying process is what makes it the best in its category on the market and gives it an extra degree of quality.
You will be able to identify this Jamón with the characteristic mark of Enrique Tomás and its four stars, together with the white label, both in the whole piece (bone-in) sliced or packs, their quality and price will surprise you!
Answer this question with another one: Do I master the technique of slicing? If you have never sliced ham before, or if you feel insecure, the best thing to do is to order it already sliced because not only will you not hurt yourself, but you will get more ham (meat) than if you cut it yourself because our experts make the most of it.
On the other hand, the great advantage of ordering it sliced is that you can consume it as you need it over several months, whereas if you buy it whole (with bone) it is recommended to consume it in about three weeks and the shoulder in two weeks.
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