Jamon FAQ

Jamon Questions
Choosing a jamon
How long does delivery take?
Where can I find a professional ham slicer for my event?
Return Policy
Security and Privacy
Wholesale and Corporate sales
Company info
Customer reviews
Shipping to Europe

Jamon Questions

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 vacuum packed.) To store it for a longer time, it's better to put it on a jamon 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 jamon 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 jamon 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! But it's fun practice.

How long will it take to arrive? We ship via UPS ground, 3-day, 2-day air, and overnight. Orders shipped ground to NYC, NJ, and most of New England arrive overnight. See our shipping map. Ground orders to California, for instance, usually take 5-7 working days. We generally ship the same day your order comes in provided it arrives before the UPS cutoff at 4pm. For orders weighing under 13 oz we also offer flat rate $4.00 shipping via USPS first class.

Do I need a jamon holder? Yes. It's very hard to cut a jamon without one. You can purchase basic and professional models in our Ham Holders and Knives 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!

Fast Delivery

We offer free tracked UPS ground shipping from on all orders over $199. Orders received by 4pm EST are shipped the same day. This means free overnight delivery to NYC, NJ, CT, DE, RI, Boston and most of MA, most of the rest of NY, and Philadelphia and eastern PA. If you live elsewhere and need it faster than UPS ground, choose UPS 3-day, 2-day, or next-day air. To find the exact shipping cost for an item, just add it to your cart. See our free shipping map.

For orders weighing under 13 oz. we also offer flat rate $4.00 USPS first class shipping, which takes the same amount of time as UPS ground.

Your order is safely packaged to ensure it arrives fresh and in perfect condition.

Professional jamon slicing at your event

We now offer professional jamon slicing services in the greater NYC area, including Connecticut and New Jersey. For more information, email us at joshandguy@hamlovers.com.

Return Policy

We want our customers to be satisfied. If your order doesn't meet your expectations, call us at 646 396 3007. We'll make things right.

If you order and change your mind before we ship, we'll happily refund your order less the 3% that our credit card processor charges us.

Security and Privacy

We're here to provide you with great jamon and other Spanish products, not expose you to risk or cause you headaches. All transactions are encrypted. We don't record or store your credit card information. We'll never give your email or personal information to anyone, ever.

Wholesale and Corporate Pricing

We offer trade pricing for restaurants, caterers, hotels, etc. Please contact us at wholesale@hamlovers.com for more information. We also offer discounts and personalization for corporate gifts. Please contact us at corporate@hamlovers.com.

About Hamlovers the company

Hamlovers.com is owned and operated by Hamlovers LLC. Our address is 1016 Lake Ave., Greenwich, CT 06831. 

Shipping to Europe

Hamlovers.com is not affiliated with shops in the EU using the Hamlovers name (long story). For dependable service in the EU, please order from our partners JamonExperts in the UKGermanySwitzerlandDenmarkFinland, Holland (Benelux), and France.