About us

Hamlovers.com is an independent gourmet store on the web that delivers fabulous Spanish jamon and gourmet foods to discerning customers around the world.

We've hand-picked our suppliers who use traditional methods which haven't changed much in hundreds of years. Artisan farmers who pride themselves on top quality: healthy meat that's good for you and tastes incredible.

Artisans like the Pedroches Valley farmers' co-operative in Andalucia, southern Spain. Or the folks at Fermin (pronounced Fair-meen), the very first Spanish jamon farmers authorized by the FDA to sell in the USA. And we're proud to work with world-famous brands like Cinco Jotas, from Jabugo in Spain.

Our founder

Josh Merrow (47), originally from Greenwich CT, married his Spanish girlfriend Helena and settled in Barcelona in 2000. He's a cyclist, jazz pianist and dad. A foodie at heart, Josh realized you couldn't get the best jamon outside of Spain and started Hamlovers in 2009. By 2011 Hamlovers had set up online shops in eighteen countries, including the US. In 2013, Josh and Helena moved to New York, where they operate Hamlovers.com. They travel frequently to Spain to find the tastiest products for the shop.

 

Hamlovers chosen to appear on BBC's Ramsay's Best Restaurant

 Gordon Ramsay preps the Fino staff

Hamlovers' Josh Merrow and Ramón Baiget discuss the food

Hamlovers.com was chosen to judge the food for episode 8 of Ramsay's Best Restaurant. During the filming in July 2010 in London, Josh and Ramón (Ramón works with us in Spain), and the other judges, including the Spanish ambassador to the UK, sampled dishes from Fino and El Pirata, two of London's best Spanish restaurants. Fino ended up winning, and went on to the finals.

 

Visit our restaurant and shop in Barcelona

The next time you're in Barcelona, stop by at our new restaurant, Jamonería Silvestre. Here you can sample many of the same products we sell online. It's located near Plaza Espanya, at No. 64 Calle Creu Coberta.

Our shop is located at Calle Roger de Flor, 326, near Calle Cartagena. Mention hamlovers there and we'll give you a 5% discount.