Say hello to Spain’s finest country ham. Jamón Serrano, or Serrano Ham, is Spain’s answer to Italy’s prosciutto: dry-cured meat you can savor as a simple snack or as part of any number of gourmet dishes. The ham consists of a cut hind leg derived from white pigs raised in Spain. This is naturally cured for 18 months, absorbing the winds of all four seasons while the meat is slowly raised to a higher perfection: intense, iron-fuelled, and with a robust, dry texture. Because there are no artificial additives, it’s a healthy and natural choice for any meat lover.
We recommend eating it raw, which requires little preparation besides cutting it into paper-thin slices. In fact, the Spanish often use the bone as a centerpiece to family meals, allowing guests to cut slices off whenever they care for a light snack. You can use the slices in anything from sandwiches to tapas to salads to pastas. Consider pairing it with Manchego cheese or Cabernet Sauvignon wine for a true taste of Mediterranean decadence.
This ham is a gift from Redondo Iglesias. Founded in the windswept hills of Valencia, Spain almost a century ago, the company offers an extensive range of dry-cured hams and sausages, all hand crafted and hand selected to ensure superior quality. By emphasizing minimal processing, natural ingredients and time-tested techniques, they’ve acquired a confident base of supporting customers and international acclaim, making them worthy of the title: Maestros del Jamón.