Cinco Jotas paleta iberica de bellota
$414.00 $499.00 ($46.00/lb)
Cinco Jotas Purebred Lomo de Bellota
Wooden jamon holder and knife or Iberian Sausage Sampler
Now with free 1-pound 5J lomo tenderloin sausage, normally $99
100% purebred black Iberian pigs, free-range, cured for 24 months
Diet of acorns and other wild plants
Weight: 9 lbs.
20-30 servings, depending on appetite
Free wooden jamon holder or Iberian sausage sampler
It's been a long wait but they're here at last. We've got a limited stock of the legendary Cinco Jotas paleta ibérica de bellota.
These paletas are a bit smaller than full-sized jamones, as they are made from the foreleg rather than the back leg. That also makes them more affordable.
Cinco Jotas (5J) is the unquestioned standard-bearer of Spanish gastronomy. Known unabashedly as "the finest jamones in the world", these limited-production jamones are so sought after that distributors must reserve and pay for them 2-3 years in advance.
What makes 5J jamones special?
Sánchez Romero Carvajal has been producing Cinco Jotas Iberian Acorn Jamon in Jabugo for over a hundred years, since 1879. One of the company's goals (some would say obsessions) has been to preserve the purity of the species- Cinco Jotas pigs are 100% pure Iberian, descended directly from the prehistoric Mediterranean boar. Almost all other jamon producers use cross-bred pigs of strains of up to 15% English, as English pigs weigh more and produce more offspring.
The incomparable taste and quality of this Pure Iberian jamon is largely due to this attention to genetic selection, which undergoes strict quality control to guarantee and safeguard the purity of this inimitable breed worldwide.
The long curing process of 5 Jotas Jabugo Paleta Jamon lasts two years and takes place in the natural cold environment of Sierra de Aracena outside the town of Jabugo. Jabugo’s special microclimate and vast pastures make it the perfect environment to rear pure Iberian pigs and produce perfect pata negra jamon.
The Maestro Jamonero or Master Jamon Craftsman supervises each stage in the artisan production of Cinco Jotas jamon, watching over it for days, months and even years with a critical eye, to achieve true 5J quality. Once the jamones have been cured, they go through a rigorous selection process to ensure that only the best pieces, which reach the most exquisite organoleptic standards and which offer unrivaled quality, are selected.
5J paleta ibérica de bellota has an incomparable taste and bouquet. When sliced, it has a uniform colour with myriad shiny streaks of accumulated fat. It is the most appreciated Spanish jamon in the world.
Cinco Jotas jamon can be tasted in fine restaurants called Mesones 5J, which can be found in the most important Spanish cities: Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Seville and Jabugo, and at Harrod's in London (bring lots of money). Thankfully, you can also buy it from Hamlovers.com!
Hoof removed according to USDA guidelines
Not sure which jamon to try? See our guide to Choosing a jamon
“My father gave me the paleta for Christmas and it was sensational. You are providing an essential service!”
–Jake Kingsbury, Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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