Tour Locations | A Culinary Tour of El Born

  • LOCATION 21 | A Culinary Tour of El Born

    Jamon labels

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    Have you had Jamon yet?

    Jamon is classified according to the breed of the pig, what the animal was fed on and where it was raised - for example, was it free range or kept indoors?

    The best quality is black label meaning it comes from a free-range Iberico pig that was fed on acorns. This Jamon is unusually rich in Omega 3 and Omega 6. Then come red and green label followed by the lowest quality which is white meaning this pig is only 50% Iberian, has been kept enclosed in a pen and given fodder.

    By brand Cinco Jotas or Joselito is the best. Lastly, Jamon is only ever cut by hand. For special occasions a Cortadore de Jamon will be hired.

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