"5 Jotas" is probably the Iberian ham best known in Spain for its quality and is mainly responsible for the exceptional fame of Jabugo ham.
It is a ham with intense, lasting flavor, in the style of hams from Huelva.
Sánchez Romero Carvajal is different from most ham producers and opts for breeding 100% pure Iberian pigs. The yield for this breed is lower and production costs are higher than for cross-breed pigs (Iberian + white), but the end result is better flavor and aroma.
Its benefits include less salt, few calories and less bad cholesterol, which makes it healthy for your cardiovascular system.
The new Iberian ham quality regulations (January 2014) aim to expand the use of pure Iberian pigs fed a diet of acorns. These hams will be identified with a black seal and will be the only ones that can indicate "Pata Negra" (black hoof) on the label.
Hams and shoulders are not packed in individual cartons. We place all the items you purchase in the smallest possible number of cartons to save on shipping costs. If you prefer having them packed in a different way, email us at email@example.com indicating how many hams/shoulders you want, where you want them shipped and how you want them packed. We will calculate the additional cost of shipping according to your indications.
We ship the whole ham wrapped in grease-free paper and an outside cloth wrapper, all encased in a plastic bag for maximum hygiene. When you receive it, take it out of the bag and remove all the wrapping. You can keep it hung by the string at room temperature for up to 6 months before starting it. Once cutting has started, consume it in 1-2 months.
Once the ham has been started, mold may appear around the carving area if nothing has been consumed for several days, especially in damp climates or environments. This is normal; all you need to do is discard the first slice to eliminate the mold.
We remove the rind and the bone, cutting it into as many parts as you wish, and vacuum wrap each piece separately. We leave only the edible fat (ready to slice and serve).
Click on “+ options” to choose the number of pieces you want (default value is one).
We slice your entire ham and wrap the slices in 100-gram vacuum packs, separating them with plastic strips for easier serving.
We can slice the ham by machine (+£36.48) or with a knife (+£78.61). Click on “+ options” to choose how you want it sliced (default is machine sliced).
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On sale since December 7, 2006
Average rating: 4.7 (see how the average rating is calculated)
I have bought this ham twice this year. The first ham was exceptional and the best we have had. The second not so much, it doesn't have the incredible depth of flavour as the first and there is a lot more fat in it. Not so much that I would consider a return but certainly enough to stop me re-ordering a third ham, especially when considered with the lack of consistency of flavour between the two. Don't get me wrong the second ham is good but the first was truly exceptional and worth every penny.
The slicing of a ham with a knife is part of the genuine, quality Iberico ham tasting experience. It is a simple process too, with the right equipment. Nevertheless, certain safety measures should be observed.
Download our jamon slicing manual (PDF 1,1 MB)
The Cinco Jotas (5J) brand has become a synonym for top quality in Iberian pig products because of the combination of five essential requirements:
The brand sets strict quality control and organoleptic standards that make 5J products an exclusive in the marketplace, preferred by experts and lovers of fine gastronomy. Only the best cuts bear the Cinco Jotas brand, which is synonymous with the highest quality in Jabugo hams.
Sánchez Romero Carvajal Jabugo S.A. was founded in Jabugo (Huelva province) in 1879. It is one of the most prestigious companies in the sector and makes some of the most highly prized hams in the world. The quality of the end product is guaranteed by purebred Iberian pigs and the exceptional microclimate in the area around Jabugo, together with extreme care in processing and preserving.
Sánchez Romero Carvajal has exported its products to all of Europe since 1996. Its quality assurance and environmental management methods meet the ISO 9001 and 14001 Standards and are SGS certified.
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