What a joy a Christmas hamper gives!
The Christmas hamper is a wonderful surprise for those who receive it, but also for those who offer it when they see the reaction of happiness it brings, especially if it contains a Jamón (ham) or a Paleta (ham shoulder) of Enrique Tomás.
It is a tradition that these hampers are given by the employers to their employees or to their customers as a thank you for their dedication and loyalty respectively. But, anyone to whom we really want to thank "being there", when we need it most, is the perfect recipient of such a gift. Tell him/her without words!
CHRISTMAS HAMPER WITH JAMÓN
In Enrique Tomás' Christmas Hampers you will be able to choose between different prices and qualities determined by whether they have Paleta (ham shoulder) or Jamón (ham) and by their quality. This way you will be able to find:
ORIGINAL PRESENTS WITH JAMÓN
Every time we are asked to give someone a gift, if we know them well, we think about what they would like or what they might need, but both are not easy tasks. Maybe someone already thought about it before and gave it to them or they already have it. It is difficult to give a gift, especially if we want to really surprise and even better if we want to be original. That's why here we offer you some different ideas for lovers of gastronomy and especially of jamón/ham and Iberian products. With any of them you will achieve both goals: surprise and delight the most demanding palate. You can choose between:
TRAVEL PACKS WITH JAMÓN
Our Travel packs are practical packs of machine-sliced Paleta (ham shoulder) or Jamón (ham), and vacuum-sealed by our slicing experts. You will find them in both Jamón/ham and paleta/ham shoulder packs of almost all qualities available. Everything is packed in a case that is ideal for travelling or for easy transport anywhere, and is very practical for giving away as well
Pieces and qualities within these packs:
SAVING PACK WITH JAMÓN
These packs are ideal for trying a Jamón/ham without buying it whole, but with almost a kilo of ham (980 gr) as it has a total of 12 sachets of ham cut and vacuum packed. You get it much better than if you buy the sachets separately and also have 2 bags of Picos Sevillanos (Breadsticks) 25 gr and a bottle of red wine to go with it. So, in a pack you have everything to make a nice tasting! or to make a special gift without spending too much.
Pieces and qualities of the SAVING PACK:
As an alternative to Christmas Hampers, there are always the whole bone-in pieces that you can buy for yourself or as a gift. You can choose from many options and prices: Gran Reserva, Ibérico de cebo, Iberico de cebo de campo, Bellota 50% Ibérico and Bellota 100% Ibérico. All of them are the best on the market in their category and quality, and the quality/price ratio is excellent. And, remember! At Enrique Tomás our pieces are all guaranteed with our triple quality control and guarantee seal.
What Christmas hamper should you buy?
And of course, there is always Jamón/Ham or Paleta/Ham shoulder, of the different qualities: our Gran Reserva ham, the Iberico de Cebo ham, the Iberian Cebo de Campo ham and obviously the Iberico de Bellota ham.
All the hampers practically have wine and Cava also, as well as Iberico de Bellota cured meats, whatever the quality of the Jamón/ham they accompany, and obviously they contain too the most traditionally sweet Christmas treat: Turrón (nougat), of two different kinds. Maximum quality, maximum flavour.
What kind of Jamón/ham is in the Christmas hampers?
Gran Reserva Ham/Ham shoulder. Mainly Origin of Duroc pig, not Iberian. Delicious and the best value for money. You will recognize them by the brown band and the 3 stars of quality.
Cebo 50% Iberian Ham/ham Shoulder. Coming from an Iberian breed pig, raised on a farm and fed with feed and cereals. You will recognize them by the white band and the 4 stars of quality.
Cebo de Campo 50% Iberian Ham/ham shoulder. From a free-range, farm-raised Iberian pig. It has been fed on both feed and natural grass. You will recognize them by the green band and the 4 premium stars of quality.
Bellota 50% Iberian Ham/ham shoulder. Coming from a farm-raised Iberian pig that has made the Montanera (period in which the iberian pig has grazed 4 months in freedom) as an adult. It has been fed first with fodder and then with acorns and wild herbs. You will recognize them by their red band and 5 stars of quality.
Which ham is healthier for Christmas?
Of course, we have to avoid eating the external fat in excess in any of them, since this fat is the one that protects the meat and it is mostly rancid. In the case of the Iberian ham, the fat infiltrated in the meat (feature that makes it unique in the world) is not bad for health, especially the fat infiltrated of those of Bellota (acorn) hams, since their fat comes from the oil of the acorn that the animal has fed on and that melts in the mouth.
Advantages of buying your Christmas hamper online
At Enrique Tomás, all our products are guaranteed and any problem you may have is the same as if you had bought them in the local shop. You tell us, we see it and we give you a quick solution with the same guarantee that we give in our physical shops. And all without leaving your home.
In the online sale we sometimes have promotions and for example you can receive an extra gift with most orders, and then if you value/review the product purchased, you receive a discount code for a new future purchase.
We have a team of online advisors, in our chat, who will answer any questions you may have.
We ship all over Europe within 3 to 5 working days approx. depending on the country and distance. And in national shipments it takes from 24 hours to 48 hours normally depending on the distance.
What is the best ham for Christmas?
How do you know if a Jamón/ham is perfect for Christmas?
All Enrique Tomás hams, when they leave the warehouse and go to the customer's home, are at their best curing moment to be eaten, so do not buy your Jamón too early to prevent it from getting too dry and event spoiling if the room temperature is not adequate.. Think that room temperature must be right and above all a good level of humidity so that it can be stored correctly, and where better than in our drying shed?
It couldn't be easier, either you go to any of our physical shops or you buy it online and you decide when you want to receive it, but remember that if we have to send it to you, place the order for it at least 2 weeks before Christmas, as these are very important busy dates and transport takes longer than usual.