Item: JM-165 |
Free-Range Ibérico Ham
This perfectly aged boneless ham by Montaraz comes from free-range Ibérico pigs. Each jamón is cured for over three years in Extremadura, in western Spain. This boneless ham comes in two individually packaged pieces and can be sliced by hand or in a mechanical slicer.
Montaraz Ibérico ham has a rich flavor and intense marbling unique to Ibérico jamón. Slice thinly and serve on a warm plate to release the complex flavors of this jamón. Serve with a glass of your favorite wine and a bowl of marcona almonds.
Two things make Montaraz Ibérico ham stand out. The first is that the pigs live an idyllic life outdoors on the oak tree studded dehesa countryside eating grass and grains, as well as a few acorns. Second, no nitrates or preservatives are used in the curing process – simply sea salt and time.
This boneless jamón can be mounted in our boneless ham holder for carving, or may be sliced on a mechanical slicer. It can also be cut into pieces to share with other jamón aficionados.
Montaraz is part of the DOP Extremadura, located in the famed jamón region of western Spain. This denomination of origin sets strict standards on the quality of raw materials and the way the Ibérico hams are salted and cured. Each step of the process is monitored closely by an independent regulatory board to ensure the finest quality.
For over 125 years Montaraz has hung Ibérico hams to cure in the mountains of Spain. The fourth generation of this family company now oversees this venerable company.
There is only one higher quality of Spanish cured ham than this one - Jamón Ibérico de Bellota, which is made from Ibérico pigs that eat large quantities of acorns during the montanera, or acorn season. Montaraz also offers this very finest of hams under their Montaraz UNICO label.
Serve sliced Ibérico at room temperature to bring out its complex flavor and richness. Carefully wrap this boneless ham in plastic and store in the refrigerator between uses.
For storage and slicing instructions for whole hams, see this page.
Jamón Cutting Knife - 11 Inches