Choosing a jamon
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How do I store a jamon? Before you cut into it, your jamon will easily keep for three months. If you're keeping it for a week or two, you can leave it in its box out of the sun (inside the box, your jamon comes wrapped in a special cotton sleeve lined with waxed paper.) To store it for a longer time, it's better to put it on a ham holder or to hang it. In both cases, it's best to keep it out of direct sunlight. Once you start cutting it, it's best to store it on its ham holder.
How long does a jamon last? You can keep your jamon without cutting into it for 3 months, but it's best to store it on a ham holder or hang it. Once you start eating it, it will last about a month. It's best to cut from it regularly, to keep it from drying out. One good trick is to save the first big piece of skin you cut from it and use that to cover the exposed bits.
Does it need to be refrigerated? Jamones do not need refrigeration. Off-the-bone jamones and sliced jamon are best kept in the refrigerator once you open them.
Is it hard to cut? It takes a bit of practice. We provide a ham knife and a wooden ham holder with all our hams so you can get started right away.
How long will it take to arrive? We ship via UPS ground, 3-day, 2-day air, and overnight. As we ship from New Jersey, orders shipped ground to New York and New England will usually arrive within 1-2 days. Ground orders to California, for instance, usually take 5-7 working days.
Do I need a ham holder? Yes. It's very hard to cut a jamon without one. Luckily all of our bone-in jamones come with one. You can also purchase basic and professional models in our Accessories section.
How much jamon do I need? Large jamones weighs between 15 and 18 lbs. About half of this is tasty jamon (the rest is skin, fat, and bone). If you are serving jamon as a tapa or starter, 2 oz. per person is a good rule (although people will eat a lot more if left to their own devices, good jamón is highly addictive). For a main course 4 oz. is more appropriate.
Our small jamones weigh about 10 lbs. and contain slightly more fat than a large jamon - they are about 40% tasty jamon by weight.
There are so many to choose from...how do I decide? See Choosing a Jamon!
We offer free UPS ground delivery on all orders over $199. Transit time via ground from our warehouse in New Jersey usually takes from 1-2 working days to New York and New England, to 5-7 days to most of California. For speedier service, choose UPS 3-day, 2nd day air, or next day air.
Most orders are shipped the following day. You'll receive a shipping confirmation with tracking the moment we ship your order.
Your order is safely packaged to ensure it arrives fresh and in perfect condition.
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Shipping to Europe
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About Hamlovers the company
Hamlovers.com is owned and operated by Hamlovers LLC. Our address is 1016 Lake Ave., Greenwich, CT 06831.