IberGour sells premium "bellota quality" Pata Negra Iberico hind leg and shoulder cut hams. We have jamon serrano from the finest brands in Spain, and also from small producers that prepare their products artisanally and are all registered at any of the 4 spanish Designation of Origin for Iberico ham.
Shoulder cuts are smaller than hind leg hams. They contain less meat, but are juicier and more marbled with fat.
We also have a wide selection of accessories to help with cutting: ham holders, knives, sharpeners and clamps. A good ham holder makes it easier to cut hams, and a well-sharpened knife allows you to cut thin slices while reducing the risk of cutting yourself. That may sound like a contradiction, but as less force needs to be applied, the knife will only move a very short distance if it slips out of your hands.
The finest quality ham comes from Iberian breed pigs, especially those that are born and live in the exceptional habitat constituted by the dehesa of Extremadura, with large tracts of land for grazing, and a singular diet during the finishing period, or montanera, of acorns and grasses.
In this environment, the muscle tissue of the Iberian pig becomes marbled with fat, giving the meat the superlative quality that is seen in Iberico hams and traditional pork products.
The shape of these hams is elongated, and the leg above the hoof is long and slender. Colour ranges from rosy to purplish red. The hams have aromas that are intense, pleasing and highly nuanced; their flavor is very delicate, with the faintest hint of saltiness. The flesh is smooth, and the fat is lustrous and soft to the touch.