Posted February 27, 2014
Saveur's Gift Guide hails 5J Cinco Jotas Jamón Ibérico de Bellota as one of its top picks for edible gifts. Food & Wine's Best Gifts Under $100 called upon 5J's sliced paleta as "cult pork" and Gear Patrol notes:"Importing the best Spain has to offer since 1996, La Tienda is the only company you’ll need if you’re looking for a taste of the Iberian stateside. Their hallmark Jamón Ibérico is sourced from a pig that’s only found on the Iberian peninsula and is cured for four years. The result is a fantastically tender, nutty, flavorful meat that might be the best thing on earth. Get it bone-in if you want to win the kitchen decor arms race."
It's nice when jamón has its day.