A taste of the very best Pata Negra Iberico Ham is an easy way to change anyone’s appreciation of Spanish Cured Ham.
It has an intense nutty flavour and a delicate soft texture; this Iberian melts in your mouth. The fat on the Pata Negra ham has a gentle milky texture which contrasts with the rich meat perfectly.
This texture and aroma is created by the diet and long careful raising of the Iberian Pig. The craft of Iberian Ham is steeped in history, tradition and love; you can really taste it too.
‘Pata Negra’ literally translates into English as ‘Black Hoof’ which refers to the black hoof of the Black Iberian Pig. The term can also refer to all Iberico Ham, however, more correctly it refers to the Black Label or Bellota Ham. This is renowned as the finest of all. Due to the fully acorn-fed diet and exercise, the Pata Negra ham is a cured meat above the rest.