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Jamon Ibericsa Iberico Bellota "Paleta" Shoulder Ham

Jamon Ibericsa Iberico Bellota "Paleta" Shoulder Ham

Iberico de Bellota

3.0 (4 reviews)
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Ramón Baiget, owner of Ibericsa, has been a livestock breeder all his life and is one of many who, convinced of the quality of their hams, have decided to distribute directly under their own brand rather than selling the production to third parties.

Over the years he has made a place for himself in the world of haute cuisine, especially in Barcelona province, and he was even a member of the panel of judges in Ramsay's Best Restaurant (Channel 4), the program created by the famous Scottish chef Gordon Ramsay. In the photo we see Ramón (right) chatting with other diners during the contest.

Ramón Baiget, in Ramsay's Best Restaurant program

The recipe for a good ham is not complicated: pigs of selected breeds, quality feed for the first few weeks, at least 2 months on the open range eating acorns and grass until they nearly double their weight, and slow curing in natural cellars. Nevertheless, since the process can take as long as 4 or 5 years, strict control in each phase is very important.

The price-quality ratio for Iberian bellota ham from Ibericsa is very good. The flavor is mild, slightly sweet, as is traditional in Guijuelo, and it melts in the mouth.

Bellota Top quality: pig fed exclusively on acorns (more)
From 20 to 30 months.
Guijuelo, Salamanca
Shoulder (front leg)
Hog cuts: shoulder
Ibericsa, S.L.
Paletilla aged in natural cellars, obtained from Iberian pigs reared on the open range in Spanish woodlands on a diet of acorns during the fattening period.
Shoulder cut ham from bellota-grade Iberian pigs and salt.
Iberian pigs reared on the open range.
Taste note
Sweet taste, persistent aroma and uniform colour with streaks of glossy marbling fat.
Storing & expiry date
It depends on the format. See "Presentation".
One 5-kg piece gives about 1.7 kg net of shoulder slices (between 21 and 23 portions, 80 g each). More info

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 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 shoulder 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.

The shoulder in its cloth casing
The shoulder in its cloth casing

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).

  • Keep it in the refrigerator.
  • Expires 6 months after delivery.
  • Once a piece is unwrapped it should be consumed within 2 weeks.
  • Bones are included for making broth and in cooking.
Vacuum boned shoulder ham, with bones
Vacuum boned shoulder ham, with bones

We slice your entire shoulder and wrap the slices in 100-gram vacuum packs, separating them with plastic strips for easier serving.

  • Keep in the refrigerator.
  • Expires 6 months after delivery.
  • Once a pack has been opened, consume it within 2-3 days.
  • Bones are included for making broth and cooking.

We can slice the shoulder by machine (+£20.97) or with a knife (+£44.92).

Sliced shoulder ham, with bones
Sliced shoulder ham, with bones
Average rating:
Nice Ham

Nice quality and taste of the ham. Especially nice since the product is one of the only additive free hams out there. Will be happy to buy again

August 20, 2015
More fat than meet

You get probably more fat than meet with this one. Some of the ones from Lidls have more meet than this one and for half the price. Not good value for money in my opinion.

June 30, 2015
Quentin S.
Quentin S.
Très peu de viandeVery little meat

Je ne sais pas si le produit est à éviter de façon générale ou si je suis tombé sur une mauvaise pièce, mais je suis extrêmement déçu de la qualité de l'épaule reçue.
Le volume de graisse était juste énorme : de 3cm (au minimum) à 6cm (sur les plus grasses parties) avant de tomber sur la viande... ou sur l'os.
Côté gustatif, les morceaux mangeables étaient délicieux, mais il y a avait aussi du très dur et fibreux sur un bon tiers de l'os.
Bref, ce qui était disponible à manger était très bon, mais il y avait peu de matière réellement mangeable.
Le rapport qualité-prix est donc tout à fait médiocre et tellement décevant !

I do not know if the product is to be avoided in general or if I came across a bad play, but I am extremely disappointed in the quality of the shoulder received. The volume of fat was just huge: 3cm (minimum) 6cm (on the fattest parts) before falling on ... or meat on the bone. Taste hand, eatable pieces were delicious, but there were also very hard and fibrous on a good third of the bone. In short, what was available to eat was very good, but there were some really edible material. The value is quite mediocre and so disappointing!

January 8, 2015
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Wouldn't reorder

I found this ham to be overly salty and there was quite a lot of tough dry meat which I had to throw away. The prime meat tastes ok however I'm not rushing to eat what's left of it and am unable to recommend this ham to others. Not bad but not good either. Great service from Ibergour otherwise.

January 2, 2015
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How to slice a spanish cured shoulder

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.

  • Use a holder designed for this purpose, to keep the shoulder firmly in place.
  • When slicing, the hand not holding the knife should always be higher than the hand holding the knife.
  • Keep your body at a safe distance from the cutting area.
  • Slice slowly, without applying too much force.

See a complete step by step guide, with images.

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