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CeboCebo means feed in Spanish. In the dictionary we find two me... Ham or ReceboRecebo is the name given previously to the ham produced by p... Ham? Which one is better? We all, or almost all, like hamIberian ham (jamón ibérico) is a culinary tradition in Spa... More, but the reality is that not all of us are familiar with the subject and we are full of questions when it comes to buying ham-Jamón. The most basic concept we find in the breed, a ham can be Iberian or not, but the question is: are there several kinds of Iberian ham? What happens when the labelThe label on the vacuum packaging of cured /cold meats is ve... More only says Recebo ham (Jamón de Recebo) or Cebo Ham or Cebo de Campo ham? Well, if you’ve ever asked yourself these questions, you’re lucky because at Enrique Tomás we’re going to explain everything you need to know about them, if you decide for one or the other.
In general, the characteristics that accompany the labelling of an Iberian product have to do with the pig’s diet. So in this case, the term “Cebo Ham” has to do with what the pigThe pig is a wonderful animal that is part of the famous Med... has eaten until it is fully-grown and, therefore, what will give one flavour or another to its meat.
If you are wondering how an Iberian pig is fed, the answer is a little more complex, but if what you want to know is what “de Cebo” terminology is, you have to know that it is directly related to what its name indicates cereals and feedIberian pig feed should be of high quality and consist of a ... More.
Pigs intended for the productionJamón is a Spanish traditional cured meat made from the hin... More of Iberico de Cebo ham are fed on feed, pulses and enriched cereals until they reach a certain weight.
Therefore, the Iberico de Cebo ham is the one produced from Iberian pigsThe Iberian pig is an animal of the porcine breed, the name ... fed with feed. The pieces of ham and ham shoulder obtained from these pigs will always be identified with the white brackets in accordance with Spanish regulations on the labelling of ham. You will also find information about the new labelling regulations in our blog.
Also known as the old Recebo Ham, the Cebo de Campo Ham is an Iberian product of intermediate qualityThe assessment of the quality of Iberian ham/jamón is based... More between the Iberico Bellota Ham and Cebo Ham.
This quality also comes from an Iberian pig. Unlike the Cebo pig that has been raised indoors, these pigs have enjoyed a period of freedom in the Dehesas, the iberian pasturelandThe Iberian Pastureland is a type of ecosystem made up of ho.... Hence, its name “Campo or Granja” (Field or Farm)
The Iberico de Cebo ham comes from an Iberian pig that has been fed with feed and cereals but has also enjoyed the benefits of the pastureland. In fact, they may have had also some acorns during the montanera, if the production thereof was very abundant.
Like the rest of Iberian products, the ham must be from an Iberian pig of at least 50% purity breed, whose mother must be of 100% Iberian breedThe Iberian pig is a breed of pig originating from the Iberi... More. As for the seal of the Iberian ham, in this case, the law indicates that all Cebo de Campo products must have the green color.
We already have the basics clear, but what happens now, Jamón de Cebo or Recebo which one is better? Well, you tell us! In Enrique Tomás we have a maxim that says that the best ham is not the most expensive one, but the one you like the most. There’s no accounting for taste!
In any case, if you have any doubts, keep in mind that both products come from Iberian pigs, unique animals that have the fantastic characteristic of infiltrating fatThe bacon of the ham/jamón is the layer of fat that covers ... More into the muscle. Therefore, the Iberico de Cebo ham and the Iberico de Cebo de Campo ham are high quality products.
The Recebo free range pigs or the Cebo pigs, will undoubtedly bring to the ham certain nuances of flavor and an extra infiltration of fat in the meat, thanks to the exercise made by the animal during this phase. So if you have any doubts and you don’t know which one is better, the Cebo Ham or the Cebo de Campo ham, our recommendation is simple: try both and tell us which one you prefer!
In Enrique Tomás we have ham in all formats. Our products are specially designed for you to enter the world of ham and discover the differences in taste and texture. We have tasting boxes “Flavors of” or the famous book “The Jamón Experience” available.
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