Normally, Iberian pigs are born at the beginning of the year and fed in farms until the autumn, when they are put out to pasture so they can eat acorns and grass for two or three months. But Joselito's pigs are among the few who spend two seasons grazing in the mountains. Once their first winter is over, they return to the farm until the next acorn season. This extra helping of acorns, and the fact that they are almost two years old when slaughtered, significantly enhances the meat.
Together with Cinco Jotas, Joselito is the most prestigious brand. It is the most expensive ham and is found only in specialized stores.
These pieces tend to be larger than usual and have more fat, both marbled and outer. They require little salt for curing but take longer to mature. The flavor is mild, slightly sweet and rich in aromas.
This is the favorite ham of great chefs like Ferran Adrià, Alain Ducasse, Juan Mari Arzak, Joël Robuchon, Carme Ruscalleda, Martín Berasategui, Pedro Subijana and others.
Together with Ferran Adrià, Joselito has created JoselitoLab, a place for culinary research and creativity with Iberian ham as its centerpiece. Some of the recipes suggested by Adrià and his team from El Bulli are artichokes with quail eggs and Joselito ham, escalivada (smoky grilled vegetables) with Joselito vinaigrette and Joselito risotto. They have also created new products using ham fat, such as very special flavorful oil, butter and mayonnaise.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 (+£36.63) or with a knife (+£78.94). Click on “+ options” to choose how you want it sliced (default is machine sliced).
|Standard Shipping||£7.25||To be delivered between on Friday, January 29 and on Tuesday, February 02.*|
|Super Express shipping||£80.75||To be delivered tomorrow Thursday, January 28.*|
* These dates are valid if you do not request any handling. If you request any additional service (boning, slicing, etc.), add 2 working days.
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On sale since December 4, 2006
Average rating: 4.5 (see how the average rating is calculated)
Excellent service, outstanding product! Plus.... exceptional sense of humor of Miguel, in the Customer Care Department, when he informs you by email that your order has been shipped. That was the icing on the cake (or the grasa en mi jamón de bellota...)
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)
Several generations at Joselito have shared a single obsession: making the best ham in the world.
Little has changed in processing methods since Joselito was founded in the 19th century, and the producers remain faithful to the same values of their predecessors who began the adventure:
Joselito has its own laboratory where a team of highly qualified specialists runs an extensive, revolutionary R&D programme designed to continue advancing in quality standards to make the best meat products in the world with 100% natural production methods.
Several times a year (for example, Christmastime or for our anniversary), we launch very short-lived (normally 1-3 days) discount offers on our jamones. Subscribe to our newsletter, and we will let you know when there is an offer.