From acorn-fed Iberico to mountain-cured Serrano, there are very few foods that better represent Spain than ham. Available in a wide range of different varieties, Spanish ham or jamón, has different flavour profiles and characteristics depending on its origins.
Typically served thinly sliced, jamón can be bought as a whole leg or ready sliced. Delicious on its own or with olives, Spanish cheese and tapas, it can be enjoyed throughout the year. Here at Brindisa, you will find the very best selection of hams sourced direct from authentic suppliers.
Named after the Sierra or mountains, Serrano ham is widely used as a term for all dry-cure Spanish ham made from white pigs. There are 3 types of Serrano ham available; Serrano Bodega, Serrano Reserva and Serrano Gran Reserva. Classification depends on the curing time.
Produced from black Iberian pigs native to the Iberican Peninsula, Ibérico ham is the best Spanish ham on the market. Iberico ham is typically available in three different styles/qualities based on the pig’s diet; de bellota, de cebo de campo and de cebo. Iberico bellota is the most prized hams and is named so because the pigs fatten on acorns (bellotas).