Once dried, the whole Iberian shoulder weighs around 4 to 6 kilos, and once boned and trimmed of fat, only half of its weight remains. It differs from jamón in size and it remains a delicacy often wrongly underestimated outside Spain.
On this page it is sold in halves, i.e. blocks of about 1 kilo, easy to slice and even easier to eat!
The Iberian pigs from which they are made come from the "Sierra de Aracena y picos de Aroche" natural park, in the heart of one of the most famous designations of origin for Spanish ham. They are reared in a natural environment (extensive breeding) and feed on roots and plants, and especially on acorns (bellota) from October to February.
Tasting slices of Onofre's 100% Iberian acorn-fed shoulder ham is like being in the centre of Seville, in its wonderful market in the Plaza de la Encarnación. There, we tasted for the first time the products of Hijos de Onofre Sánchez Martín, the brand with the red H.
Sold vacuum-packed. Weight between 900 grams and 1.2 kilos.
Jabugo denomination. Black label: 100% Iberian - 100% ibérico de bellota (also called “Pata Negra”).
Once opened, it is best to keep the piece in a cool place, in a cloth for example, so that it can be eaten for about a month.