Cinco Jotas boneless paleta iberica de bellota

The simple and affordable way to have acorn-fed 5J jamon on hand...

$339.00 ($91.00/lb)

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100% purebred black Iberian pigs, free-range, cured for 24 months
Diet of acorns and other wild plants
Weight: 3.5 - 4 lbs 
 20-30 servings, depending on appetite
Free 2-day express shipping with icepacks

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.

Easily cut by hand or with a meat slicer, the 5J boneless paleta will keep in the refrigerator for months after you open it. This is one of the world's finest gourmet delicacies, and it's always ready to eat.

We ship these paletas via UPS 2nd Day Air with ice packs at no cost - even if you choose ground shipping at checkout.

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!

Not sure which jamon to try? See our guide to Choosing a jamon