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Choosing a ham

Choosing a ham

Ham is an artisanal product in which the quality of the same product/brand may vary over time. The hams we recommend on this page are the ones that, at this time and in our opinion, are the best for the different needs and circumstances described. We will be updating this selection regularly on the basis of several parameters.

  • Changes in quality that we observe in our quality control process
  • Customer opinions
  • Reorder rate (% of customers who purchase the same ham again) and return rate
  • Variations in price

Updated: Monday, 22 May 2017

For an event

If you want the ham to be an outstanding feature of the event, it is best to have someone with experience carve it by hand in the same area where the event is going on (you will need enough space for the ham holder and for the person who is carving to work comfortably).

If you do not have experience carving by hand but you have a machine for slicing cold meats, it may be be best to purchase a boned ham and serve the freshly cut ham from the kitchen.

If you just want to enjoy the event without complications, it is much better to purchase sliced ham. Believe us: a party is not the best time to learn how to carve a ham; you need time and tranquility for that.

Up to 20 persons
I want the best

We recommend:

5J Cinco Jotas Jabugo Iberica Bellota Shoulder
£30.71/kg
5J Cinco Jotas Bellota Shoulder £145.86 paletilla weighing 4.75 kg
Stock: 26 paletillas see all weights
bone-in, boneless or sliced
 
Good quality/price ratio

We recommend:

Cerdos Extremeños Iberica Cebo Campo Shoulder
£21.54/kg
Cerdos Extremeños Cebo Campo Shoulder £113.11 paletilla weighing 5.25 kg
Stock: 2 paletillas see all weights
bone-in, boneless or sliced
 
I have a tight budget

We recommend:

Reserva Batallé Duroc Serrano Shoulder
£12.85/kg
Duroc Serrano Shoulder £57.81 paletilla weighing 4.5 kg
Stock: 21 paletillas see all weights
Cured 10 months min.
bone-in, boneless or sliced
 
More than 20 persons
We will be eating only ham

Consider one ham weighing about 7 kg for every 30 persons.

I want the best

We recommend:

DO Dehesa de Extremadura Iberico Bellota Ham
£52.77/kg
D.O. Extremadura Bellota Ham £474.91 jamon weighing 9 kg
Stock: 3 jamones see all weights
bone-in, boneless or sliced
 
Good quality/price ratio

We recommend:

Altanza Jabugo Cebo de Campo Iberico Ham
£27.60/kg
Jamón de Jabugo Cebo de Campo Ham £206.98 jamon weighing 7.5 kg
Stock: 3 jamones (more in 3 days) see all weights
bone-in, boneless or sliced
 
I have a tight budget

We recommend:

Reserva Batallé Duroc Serrano Ham
£15.49/kg
Duroc Serrano Ham £116.12 jamón weighing 7.5 kg
Stock: 5 jamones see all weights
Cured 16 months min.
bone-in, boneless or sliced
 
We will eat ham and other things

Consider one shoulder weighing about 4.5 kg for every 30 persons.

I want the best

We recommend:

5J Cinco Jotas Jabugo Iberica Bellota Shoulder
£30.71/kg
5J Cinco Jotas Bellota Shoulder £145.86 paletilla weighing 4.75 kg
Stock: 26 paletillas see all weights
bone-in, boneless or sliced
 
Good quality/price ratio

We recommend:

Cerdos Extremeños Iberica Cebo Campo Shoulder
£21.54/kg
Cerdos Extremeños Cebo Campo Shoulder £113.11 paletilla weighing 5.25 kg
Stock: 2 paletillas see all weights
bone-in, boneless or sliced
 
I have a tight budget

We recommend:

Reserva Batallé Duroc Serrano Shoulder
£12.85/kg
Duroc Serrano Shoulder £57.81 paletilla weighing 4.5 kg
Stock: 21 paletillas see all weights
Cured 10 months min.
bone-in, boneless or sliced
 

As a gift

In Spain a ham is one of the best gifts you can give. It is especially traditional at Christmastime, and not just for friends and relatives. It can also be the perfect gift for employees, suppliers or customers and is a clear gesture of appreciation. In other countries it may seem strange to give a ham as a gift, but a recipient who likes to eat well and is familiar with Spanish ham will most certainly appreciate it.

In Spain it is most common to give a whole piece (with the bone) because it is taken for granted that somebody in every household knows how to carve ham by hand, more or less well. We include a free ham holder and carving knife with each whole ham, plus a printed carving manual. If you are not sure if the recipient has experience with carving ham, it may be better to give it to them sliced.

A formal gift and I want to make the best impression

We recommend:

5J Cinco Jotas Jabugo Iberico Bellota Ham
£60.38/kg
5 Jotas Bellota Ham £437.75 jamón weighing 7.25 kg
Stock: 19 jamones (more in 1 day) see all weights
Jabugo Pata Negra 100% purebred Iberian
bone-in, boneless or sliced
 
A nice gift for a friend or special person

We recommend:

DO Dehesa de Extremadura Iberica Bellota Shoulder
£29.41/kg
D.O. Extremadura Bellota Shoulder £154.43 paletilla weighing 5.25 kg
Stock: 2 paletillas see all weights
bone-in, boneless or sliced
 
A gift to look good

We recommend:

Cerdos Extremeños Iberica Cebo Campo Shoulder
£21.54/kg
Cerdos Extremeños Cebo Campo Shoulder £113.11 paletilla weighing 5.25 kg
Stock: 2 paletillas see all weights
bone-in, boneless or sliced
 

For eating at home

The best way to enjoy a ham is to eat it freshly carved, preferably by hand. Hand carving is not difficult; you only need the right tools and a little practice. We include a free ham support and carving knife with each whole ham, plus a printed carving manual. You can expect to keep a ham for 4 months and it is advisable to consume it within 3 months after starting it (2 months for shoulders) because it will dry out little by little.

Another option, if you have a machine for cutting cold meats, is to purchase it boned, ready to carve. You can also order it in several pieces, each individually vacuum-packed so they will stay fresh in the refrigerator.

And you can buy it sliced, vacuum-packed and ready to serve.

I live alone or as a couple
I want the best

We recommend:

DO Dehesa de Extremadura Iberica Bellota Shoulder
£29.41/kg
D.O. Extremadura Bellota Shoulder £154.43 paletilla weighing 5.25 kg
Stock: 2 paletillas see all weights
bone-in, boneless or sliced
 
Good quality/price ratio

We recommend:

Cerdos Extremeños Iberica Bellota Shoulder
£29.41/kg
Cerdos Extremeños Bellota Shoulder £147.08 paletilla weighing 5 kg
Stock: 7 paletillas see all weights
bone-in, boneless or sliced
 
I have a tight budget

We recommend:

Reserva Batallé Duroc Serrano Shoulder
£12.85/kg
Duroc Serrano Shoulder £57.81 paletilla weighing 4.5 kg
Stock: 21 paletillas see all weights
Cured 10 months min.
bone-in, boneless or sliced
 
Family with children
We will eat small amounts nearly every day
I want the best

We recommend:

Joselito Gran Reserva Iberica Bellota Shoulder
£39.79/kg
Joselito Gran Reserva Bellota Shoulder £189.04 paletilla weighing 4.75 kg
Stock: 5 paletillas (more in 3 days) see all weights
bone-in, boneless or sliced
 
Good quality/price ratio

We recommend:

Cerdos Extremeños Iberica Cebo Campo Shoulder
£21.54/kg
Cerdos Extremeños Cebo Campo Shoulder £113.11 paletilla weighing 5.25 kg
Stock: 2 paletillas see all weights
bone-in, boneless or sliced
 
I have a tight budget

We recommend:

Reserva Batallé Duroc Serrano Shoulder
£12.85/kg
Duroc Serrano Shoulder £57.81 paletilla weighing 4.5 kg
Stock: 21 paletillas see all weights
Cured 10 months min.
bone-in, boneless or sliced
 
We will eat quite a bit every day
I want the best

We recommend:

Joselito Gran Reserva Iberico Bellota Ham
£70.07/kg
Joselito Gran Reserva Bellota Ham £560.61 jamon weighing 8 kg
Stock: 16 jamones see all weights
Ferran Adrià's favorite pata negra ham
bone-in, boneless or sliced
 
Good quality/price ratio

We recommend:

Cerdos Extremeños Iberico Bellota Ham
£49.22/kg
Cerdos Extremeños Bellota Ham £307.66 jamon weighing 6.25 kg
Stock: 8 jamones see all weights
bone-in, boneless or sliced
 
I have a tight budget

We recommend:

Reserva Batallé Duroc Serrano Ham
£15.49/kg
Duroc Serrano Ham £116.12 jamón weighing 7.5 kg
Stock: 5 jamones see all weights
Cured 16 months min.
bone-in, boneless or sliced
 

More advice to help you decide

You can also use the following criteria as guidelines:

If you prefer personal advice, write to us at info@ibergour.co.uk, indicating the following information:



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