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Iberian cold meats and seasonal fruits: your summer dinner

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When summer arrives, you feel like going out to the terrace to make meals, so the most casual encounters can become a great event, as long as you share them with the ones you love around a table full of quality products. In this case, today we bring you a recipe idea just for these occasions and very typical during the summer: Iberian ham and seasonal fruit platter. An option that is ideal for those lunches and dinners shared with friends or family.

One of the most typical starters of our gastronomy is the variety of Iberian cold meats, Jamón ibérico and cheese, and enjoy these accompanied with bread is undoubtedly a pleasure that will please everyone. In addition, if you add the most typical seasonal fruits of the summer as accompaniments, you will get a lighter, refreshing and ideal lunch or dinner for hot days.  

How to prepare your Iberian cold meats board?

When we talk about cold meats we usually refer to chorizo, lomo and salchichón, but any Spanish cold meats’ board also includes Jamón ibérico and cured cheese, two star delicacies of our gastronomy. Here are some tips on how to prepare a charcuterie board.

Serve the Jamón and cheese on one side and the cured cold meats on the other to avoid everything being piled up on a single plate. It is important to avoid that some products come into contact with others to protect and maintain the flavor of each and every one of them.

If the products that you have bought to make the Jamón board are sliced and kept in the refrigerator, keep in mind that you should take them out half an hour before serving them so that they are at room temperature and their flavor nuances can be appreciated.

Serve all the products cut in the proportions you consider and, if you see that you want more, then you can take out the whole pieces to devour them and let everyone take the amount they want.

How to choose the best Jamón ibérico and cold meats for your table?

Jamón ibérico/Iberian ham

Jamón ibérico is a unique product in the world that can only be obtained from the Iberian breed of pigs native to our peninsula. This situation is the reason why in our country we have been dedicated for centuries to the curing of its meat, thus becoming professionals of the best product “made in Spain”. To prepare a good board of Iberian hams we recommend: the Jamón ibérico de cebo de campo, the Jamón de Bellota Ibérico or the Jamón de Bellota 100% Ibérico. Get to know all the different types of Jamón ibérico, choose the ideal one according to the occasion and enjoy all its flavor with your family and friends.

Tabla de jamón ibérico
Jamón ibérico platter

Iberian cured/cold meats

Iberian cured meats are those made with meat from Iberian pigs (of the Iberian breed), that is, from the Iberian Peninsula. The most traditional are lomo, salchichón and chorizo. What makes their meats so special is their juiciness, which they have thanks to the pigs’ genetic capacity to infiltrate the fat into the muscle. Discover the types of Iberian cured meats and choose which ones you want to include in your Iberian cold meats board with seasonal fruits.

Tabla de embutidos ibéricos
Iberian cold meats platter


Spain has a great cheese heritage. With more than 26 Denominations of Origin (D.O.), we can affirm that there is no region in Spain where cheese is not produced and some of them are known to be among the best in the world. In our online store you will find cured and semi-cured wedge-shaped cheeses such as sheep’s cheese, goat’s cheese and mixed milk cheese.

Seasonal fruits

In this case we have chosen seasonal fruits such as melon, apricots, strawberries or avocado. The combination of flavors between the sweetness of the fruit and the saltiness of the Jamón or cold meats is delicious and unbeatable. In addition, the fruit brings that freshness and lightness to this set of dishes ideal for sharing.

How to prepare the table for these occasions?

In Enrique Tomás we are in favor of “less is more” and we bet for a simple decoration, without tablecloths or many decorations. In this case we bet on a nice plating for our Jamón Ibérico platter and a decoration based on seasonal fruits as its own decoration. Here are some tips and ideas for setting the table for summer celebrations. It can be useful for the magical night of San Juan or for any celebration outside, in the garden, on the balcony or even inside your house. Whatever the occasion, the important thing is that it brings joy and freshness to your summer lunches or dinners.

Cena de verano Enrique Tomás
Summer dinner in Enrique Tomás

The companions for your Jamón ibérico platter

To enjoy the Jamón ibérico platter to the fullest, we cannot forget the pairing, that is, the union of food and drink. Among the most typical Spanish drinks, we can find Spanish sangria, wine, cava, beer or vermouth. In this case, we choose cava. It is the sparkling wine par excellence in Spain, of Catalan origin. It is one of the best pairings for Iberian Jamón and Iberian cold meats. Thanks to the bubbles, the taste buds open up much more, so that after each sip you experience an unparalleled sensation of freshness. The bubbles cleanse the palate of fat and prepare it for the next mouthful. Therefore, in the case of jamón, it makes you enjoy each slice as if it were the first.

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Iberian cold meats and seasonal fruits
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Iberian cold meats and seasonal fruits
The best dinner for summer nights. Learn the keys to prepare your Jamón ibérico and seasonal fruit platter
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Enrique Tomás S.L.
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