Montanegra Iberico Bellota Ham, proudly presented by Basco. This winner of a Great Taste 3 star award is the highest award a Spanish ham has ever had.
Coming from Extremadura in South West of Spain, this ham comes from a family business that has more than 75 years experience in raising pigs of the highest possible quality. The pigs are fed on a quality diet of acorns, which gives the meat its unique tase.
It carries the label of the Dehesa de Extremadura D.O. which makes it stand out as the highest possible quality. Each 100g portion has been hand carved by a Master Carver, to enhance the experience and taste.
To enjoy it at its best, allow it to warm to room temperature so you can appreciate the nutty aroma. Perfect with a glass of Carpess from Rioja.
Name: Montanegra Iberico Bellota D.O. Hand Carved
Ingredients: Iberian Ham, common salt and Nitrifying E-252 y E-250.
Net Weight: 100g
Drained Weight: N/A
Storage: store in a cool dry place
Best Before: See Label
Thanks to the knowledge gained during more than 70 years and several generations dedicated to this activity, Montanegra produces Ibérico products that are considered to be amongst the best nowadays in Spain. A family business located in the D.O. ‘Dehesa de Extremadura’ in the Southwest of Spain. Its geographical location is one of the best areas of oak trees in the region, making the maximum use of the pasture for the breeding of Black Iberian Pigs.
About 75% of the production is Montanegra’s own cattle, leaving 25% to other Dehesas. Montanegra has an important level of ownership in the main abattoir of the province of Badajoz, therefore having larger control over this process. The drying rooms in Nogales have a capacity of 150,000 hams; the drying rooms in Higuera La Real have approximate capacity for 500,000 hams. The premises located in the South of Badajoz are ideal for the curing process due to the microclimate of the area.
The quality of Montanegra’s hams has recently been recognised by winning a 3 star Great Taste Award in 2013 for their Jamón Ibérico de Bellota D.O. elevating their ham products to some of the best in the UK.