Spain is known all over the world for its gastronomy. Our varied cuisine is just one ingredient attracting millions of tourists a year who fall in love with the flavours of our products. One of the best known is doubtlessly ham. Whether it is our famous Iberian ham or the well-known Serrano ham, Spanish ham is […]
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New technologies in ham production
We will never tire of repeating in this blog that this is a traditional, artisanal sector. The essence of making a ham has not varied for hundreds of years. However, now we use technology to be able to produce ham all year round on a large scale while respecting ancestral know-how. Since the industry was […]
How do you know when a ham is cured?
To quote our good friend Clemente Gómez, President of AGACUJ, “a 10/10 ham is a miracle”. Because finding a ham that meets all our expectations without the tiniest fault is not easy. Even more so when this 10/10 is subject to the saying that “there’s no accounting for taste”. The quantity of fat or salt in […]
What is a ‘cala’ and what is it used for in ham?
People say that we store more memories through our sense of smell than through sight. Smells reach our limbic brain directly without passing via the thalamus like other stimuli received by other senses, so they are branded into our memory, directly associated with emotions.