Iberico Bellota Ham Shoulder - Boneless
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The pieces of boned ham are ideal for storage in a more comfortable way, or to have it vacuum-packed and thus extend its life span. If you want a boned or whole piece, in Enrique Tomás you will be able to find it, our catalogue of boned pieces is made up of six half pieces: paleta Gran Reserva, de Iberico de cebo or Iberico de Bellota and Jamón Gran Reserva, Iberico de cebo o Iberico de Bellota. Each one is approximately 1.8 kilograms net, although it must be taken into account that the weight will be greater or smaller depending on the size of the leg or ham shoulder from which it is obtained.
At Enrique Tomás we invite you to enjoy one of the jewels of our gastronomy, the Paleta de Bellota Ibérica, a unique product that can only be made in the Iberian Peninsula, ideal for jamón lovers who want to taste a cured ham full of nuances.
Elaborated with the front leg of Iberian pigs, our acorn-fed Iberian ham is an ideal product for the maximum enjoyment of the senses. Available only in the Iberian Peninsula, the pigs of this breed are fed with feed until they reach the first 100 kilos, then they are taken to the pasture to make the final fattening phase eating acorns, herbs and wild plants for 4 months.
This breeding together with the genetic particularities of the animal, gives a unique flavor meat, with a shoulder whose fat has infiltrated the muscle resulting in a piece of veined, juicy and oily with a touch that is exquisite to the palate.
A shoulder is the result of curing the front leg of a pig in salt. Its taste is more intense than that of jamón because there is the same amount of bone and much less meat than in a jamón. It needs less months of curing than a jamón.
Once we have the pig's leg ready, the first thing we have to do is prepare it for salting. The cook makes a v-cut on the pig's rind and decides how much external fat to leave. The more fat it has, the less salt it will absorb and the sweeter it will get. Once the previous operation has been performed, the leg is buried in salt for an average of two weeks. If the chef decides to extend this period, the ham shoulder will be tastier. From that moment on, depending on the type of ham shoulder, we are going to make, the characteristics of the leg and the flavour we want to obtain, the leg will be hung in the special cellar until it is optimum for consumption.
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