It is an undoubted fact in Spain that one of the most treasured delicacies is the Jamón. More so the most exquisite type, Jamón Ibérico. Just by talking about it will make you crave for this quintessential food.
So healthy that only olive oil ranks higher when it comes to oleic acid (a monounsaturated fatty acid known to lower bad cholesterol) content, having said so gains a nickname: olive tree with legs.
These pigs are raised in hectares of open land, free to live, sleet, and graze as much acorn as they could eat.
Walking up to 14 kilometers daily to graze acorns, these pigs actually have pretty lean legs despite their fat bodies. This extensive exercise causes the pork fat to permeate in the muscles or the meat, which leads to a deliciously beautiful light marbling.
The exterior fat of the Jamón Ibérico melts with the slightest pressure from your fingers. The human body heat dissolves the healthy fats and as you cut into the leg, the marbled meat emerges, and the thin slice of ham (never longer than 3 or 4cm) instantly melts in your mouth.
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Since 1999, Terry’s Gourmet has been the first place in the Philippines to offer the best Jamon and Cold Cuts with Joselito, Senorio de Montanera, Montaraz, and now Cinco Jotas. We believe we have a very strong line-up to satisfy everybody’s palate, visit us for more!