Jamon: Iberico -v- Serrano
There are two main types of jamón:
- Jamón serrano (jamón from the sierra / mountains)
- Jamón ibérico (jamón from pure breeds of Black Iberian pig)
Types of Jamón
- Jamón ibérico de bellota. This is sourced from happy-chappy, free-range, acorn-fed, pure-bred, Iberian pigs. Spanish Deli specialises in importing this quality classification.
- Jamón ibérico de recebo: This is sourced from pigs fed o a mix of acorns, pasture and feed lots. They are also rather content.
- Jamón ibérico de cebo o campo (field). These lovely swine eat natural feed and in the case of campo/field, they graze in the fields for 2 months.
- Jamón ibérico are Iberian pigs fed in feed-lots
- Jamón serrano: This is the jamon you serve to house guests you don´t went eating all of your “top-shelf” Jamaon iberico de bellota. It is from white pigs fed on a mix of comound feed. It´s also called jamón curado, jamón reserva and jamón extra. The words serrano, curado, reserva and extra are fluffy marketing terms and do not indicate quality.
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