Very good value for money. This is the best Bellota I have tasted, outside my favourite restaurant in Gran Canaria. The ham is sweet with a long after flavour in the mouth, full of flavour and not too salty, and my pack was very lean with just the right amount of fat. I will be re-ordering this lovely shoulder.
This was my first purchse of a complete shoulder, having previously bought ready sliced ham from Ibergour. I had not realized how much waste there is in a shoulder. I have cut off huge chunks of skin and fat. I started at the thin side and then when that ran into bone I turned the shoulder and started on the thicker side. I am now down about half way but there is only a thin 3 or 4cm wide strip of ham to cut. Maybe a leg would have more meat on it.
The flavour is superb. Sweet and just a little chewy but delicious. I keep it in the kitchen at room temperature. I might go back to prepacked ham though as I have only a small kitchen.
I have only ever eaten Pata Negra in Spain before sending for a sliced pack of Gran Reserva Bellota ham from you. It is an ideal way to try different hams for someone who either cannot keep a whole leg or shoulder or who wants to try them without going to the expense of a larger amount. The sliced 100g packs I received were delicious, perhaps not quite as moist as cut fresh from a leg, but superb flavour. I have re-ordered some different packs this time and I look forward to trying them. The service and information you provide is excellent and I learned a lot about the various pigs and qualities. I rate IberGour five stars. Thank you.
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