Noel Consorcio Serrano Ham Reserva Leg, 14 lbs
This is our most natural bone-in Serrano ham, a piece of exceptional quality, for the most demanding lovers of ham. Made from the best white pigs, this is a 100% natural product, no added nitrites and nitrates, and cured for up to 12 months with care and patience to give you a unique end product.
This is an exclusive Serrano ham, a selected piece guaranteed by the Spanish Serrano Ham Consortium seal of quality.
What is Serrano Ham?
Serrano comes from the word "sierra" that means mountain in Spanish. Spain is the second most mountainous European country after Switzerland, and so Serrano Ham is produced all over the country.
When we talk about Serrano ham we do not refer to the general denomination of “cured ham from pigs raised in mountain areas” but, specifically, to a special ham category: which is one that comes from the white pig. The white pig is the result of the crossbreeding of Landrace, Duroc-Jersey, Large White and Blanco Belga, among others. These white pigs are fed with natural fodders, composed of cereals. Their young are controlled until the moment of the animal sacrifice, at the age of about 6 or 7 months, with an approximated weight of 95 to 100 kg.
Spain has been producing cured hams for many centuries. Ham is a rooted product in the Spanish history and it can be considered as an essential factor of its culture.
The Serrano Ham is produced according to traditional methods that award it a sweet and slightly aromatic palate. Its flavour and its sensory characteristics make it a gastronomic product of its highest quality, guaranteed by a traditional process and a good selection of raw material.
Pork ham, sea salt.
May be refrigerated. Store in a cool and dry place.
Ham should always be eaten at room temperature (57ºF at 71ºF).
After carving, lay the slices on a wooden board and allow them to breathe for at least thirty minutes. This intensifies the flavour for a truly authentic taste.
In Spain, Serrano Ham is usually eaten as a "Tapa". That is to say, as an aperitif, in small and very thin slices and perhaps accompanied with bread and a red glass of wine or a beer.
But Serrano Ham, due to its excellent quality and gastronomically qualities, has inspired renowned chefs around the world to prepare all kinds of recipes (from the simplest to the most sophisticated).