22 November 2009
Iberico Hams from Cordoba
Without doubt the Iberian ham is recognised as one of the finest, if not the finest ham in the world. Cordoba lies north east of Andalucia's capital Sevilla and is home to the valley of "Los Pedroches" The valley of Los Pedroches is famous for its Iberian hams and is one of only a few regions to have been awarded the Denominacion de Origen - this guarantees only the finest, most authentic produce, in this case the Iberian ham. Buy a Pedroches Iberian ham and you are buying the very best.
Pedroches hams are submersed in quality, culture and enviable reputation. See here for some prime examples and expert ham carving...
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... and the hams themselves, this particular example is a "Paleta de bellota iberica" the smaller front leg/shoulder. Front legs weigh around 4.75 - 5.00 kilos for an exquisite entry example but for the real Iberian experience the back leg is the ham that has the quantity weighing in from 7.00 kilos up to 9.00+ kilos. Gourmet flavour with every slice.
Pedroches hams are among the best due to hertitage and will rival any other Iberian ham for flavour, texture, aroma, colour and price.
for many years now other areas in Spain which also produce Iberian hams such as Guijuelo, Huelva and Extremadura used to purchase their pigs for production directly from the Los Pedroches county.
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