What can we say about Iberian Ham? It is undoubtedly a real delicacy for the palate and its health benefits are indisputable as Iberian pork has a high content of oleic acid which lowers cholesterol levels. Professor Grande Coiván went so far as to say that the Iberian pig is an olive tree with legs.
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Among the Iberian hams, the acorn-fed Iberian ham stands out for its extraordinary quality, but we must not forget the Iberian country hams and the Iberian country ham. The difference between the two lies in the feed and the time spent in the fields.
Cebo ham comes from an Iberian pig that feeds on cereals and feed and is raised in farms or enclosed spaces.
Country ham comes from an Iberian pig that has been reared partly in an enclosed area and partly in the countryside, so its feed includes fodder and cereals and the grass, fruit and acorns found in the Dehesa.
The acorn-fed ham comes from an Iberian pig that has been reared free-range in the countryside, so its feed is what the Dehesa offers, herbs, fruit and acorns.
They are all high quality hams, the way they are reared is what makes their flavour different. Which is the best of them? This is something that everyone has to decide according to their tastes.