How to Buy the Best Sliced Ibérico Ham in the U.S.

You receive hundreds of offers a day to buy hams in Miami, but you still can't decide which one to choose because you are not ready or don't know yet which is the best option for quality, price and enjoyment. So if you are still in this doubt, the best way to get started in the world of exclusive Spanish Ham is to do it with a starter kit, sliced and practical if you are not yet ready to buy our best Iberian Ham legs and shoulders. But there is very little information available about sliced ham, so before purchasing an Iberico kit, you should be clear on these questions:
Is it 100% Ibérico de Bellota?
Has it been carved by hand?
Is it really hand-sliced ham or is it shoulder ham?
How much does shipping cost?

It is time to answer your questions and first of all, for us it is essential that you know that ham has different categories that you should know in order to choose the best for you, the best from the Spanish pastures.

The different categories of ham
Eating ham is a delight for our palate, but eating the best ham is another experience altogether, especially when you learn to recognize the different categories of ham.

Iberian ham is made from free-range Iberian pigs, usually crossbred, raised indoors and fed on hay.

Cebo de Campo Iberian Ham is the next level up and is made from free-range, cross-bred Iberian pigs fed on a mixture of acorns and hay.

Jamón Ibérico de Bellota is the highest level, the one that has inspired the cult, and is made from free-range Iberian pigs fed exclusively on acorns in the best pastures in Spain. If you want to enjoy ham, you should undoubtedly do so with Jamón Ibérico de Bellota.

Finally, Jamón Serrano is made from white pigs, usually of the Landrace or Duroc breeds, which have white hooves and are usually raised indoors and fed on a mixture of cereals. The product is less fatty than Ibérico.

Iberico Ham

March 02, 2023 — Carolina Gomez