The Jamón Ibérico (Iberian ham) is the one that is obtained from the hind legs of the authentic iberian pigs of our peninsula but, do you know what is the difference between Jamón Ibérico de Bellota and Jamón Ibérico de Cebo means feed in Spanish. In the dictionary we find two me...? Here’s our Jamón master class for you!
The Ham is one of the star products of the Spanish gastronomy, a... can be classified according to three aspects: the breed of the The pig is a wonderful animal that is part of the famous Med... from which the legs are obtained, the feed that these pigs follow and their origin.
Jamón Ibérico de Cebo are those obtained from pigs fed with feed on farms. On the other hand, acorn-fed Iberian hams (jamón ibérico de According to the dictionary of the Royal Spanish Academy, th...) are those obtained from pigs that have been free in the The Iberian Pastureland is a type of ecosystem made up of ho... and have followed a diet based on acorns and other natural products such as grass.
Thus, Jamón Ibérico de Bellota, in turn, can be subdivided into three types according to the purity of the pig’s breed, 50%, 75% or 100%, also known as Jamón Whether you know about ham or not, whether you like it or no....
Having said that, the nuances of a Jamón Ibérico de Cebo are as good as those of a Jamón Ibérico de Bellota? Of course not. The meat of Iberian pigs is unique in the world thanks to the genetic capacity of this species to infiltrate fat into the muscle and, although this gift is innate to all Iberian pigs, thanks to the diet based on acorns and the exercise they do in the pastureland, the process is enhanced and results in a juicier meat and more aroma.
You only have to try a In the premises of Enrique Tomás when someone says the word... of Jamón Ibérico de Cebo and a slice of Jamón Ibérico de Bellota to notice the nuances because, although both are very oily, the second one will practically melt slowly in your mouth when it comes into contact with the palate, you will experience a great sensation! And if you have never eaten Jamón and you don’t just trust yourself by the taste, don’t forget that the Jamón is protected by law and we explain everything about it in the article about the regulations, bridles and labelling of the Jamón.
So, is it true that Jamón Ibérico de Bellota is better than Jamón Ibérico de Cebo? No, they’re just different products. Jamón Ibérico de Bellota is more expensive because it costs more to produce but this does not mean that you will like it more. If you like your ham less juicy, Ibérico de Cebo is a more suitable option for you. So, now that you know, buy just what you’re looking for and let the experts in our stores advise you!
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