Iberian Pork ham, also known as Pata Negra meaning Black Leg,
from Spain, is a cured and dried for several years to bring up its unique flavour.
Iberic Pigs, specific to the spanish peninsula, are small black pigs that are traditionally
raised in semi-liberty. There are 2 primary ways of feeding the pigs, that are usually appended
to the name of the ham: cebo (feed mix with acorn) and Bellota (100% acorn fed).
The acorn fed pigs represent the top quality due to the additional unique flavor it adds to the ham.
Brand: El Torreon
Storage: Keep Refrigerated at 2-8 oC
Shelf Life: See date on package.
Ingredients: Cured Ham from 50% iberian race (natural feed with cereals), Salt
Serving: open the package at least 10 minutes before serving, and use a knife to cut thin slices of appx 3 to 4 cm. Ideal for an aperitif served with sliced toasted bread (rubbed with tomatoes and olive oil), and accompanied with red wine. The taste is spread all over the ham, but specially in the fat, so make sure you do not discard it.
Ibericos Torreon is a family-owned company,well-known in Spain and by many chefs worldwide for its respect of tradition and quality. Specialties are selected from the best Iberian pork, fed with acorns for highest quality selections. A real heavenly delicacy.