Montanegra Iberico Chorizo is produced from Iberico pigs in Extremadura, situated South West of Spain. Our Montanegra Iberico Chorizo is soft, sweet, smooth with well balanced flavours, making it perfect for tapas.
Iberico charcuterie can only come from black pigs of the Iberian breed. This legendary and select race has many qualities, including a great capacity to accumulate fat under its skin and between the muscular fibres. The fat is what produces the typical white streaks that make its hams so special, and bring the legendary flavour.
The presence of this fat, when used to create chorizo adds a really special dimension to the flavour - something that must be tried! The acorn-fed richness runs through the sausage, creating that classic rich nutty flavour that you can only get from the Dehesas of Spain. The sausages are also hand filled to ensure that this wonderful tradition of producing Chorizo is kept alive.
Use as an ingredient on your charcuterie board, in tapas or sandwiches. For maximum taste, serve at room temperature and serve with a glass of Lopez Cristobal from Ribera del Duero.
Our Iberico Chorizo comes vacuum pac in 1kg pieces. Keep refrigerated. Serve at room temperature, sliced thinly. Keep in the refrigerator for up to six months unopened. Once opened, wrap tightly when stored and use within 3 weeks.
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.