Cinco Jotas Boneless Acorn-Fed Iberico Ham

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$795.00 $985.00   ($122.00/lb)

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100% Black iberian (pata negra), free-range, cured for 36+ months
Diet of acorns and other wild plants
 Weight: 6 - 7 lbs.
 Free 2-day shipping with icepacks

This is the simple way to enjoy the legendary Cinco Jotas jamón. Easy to slice by hand with a boneless ham holder or with a meat slicer, the boneless Cinco Jotas jamon will keep for months in your refrigerator after you open it. Shipped vacuum-packed via UPS 2nd day air to the continental USA with icepacks at no charge, even if you choose UPS Ground at checkout.

Cinco Jotas (5J) is the unquestioned standard-bearer of Spanish gastronomy. Known unabashedly as "the finest jamon 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 Jamon lasts 18-36 months (normally 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 Jamon has a lingering aroma and 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!