Jamón Ibérico, Spain

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Once a year we bring in a whole Iberian Ham, a world-renowned Spanish cured ham that has earned its place alongside caviar, truffles and champagne as one of the most sublime of culinary specialties. 

Jamón Ibérico de bellota is prized for its unique taste, created in part by the aroma of sweet acorns that the pigs feed on ("bellota" means "acorn"). Iberico pigs must graze under Encina oak trees, because their acorns give the pigs’ fat a rich, creamy texture that melts in your mouth. The salt curing of the meat and the three years of aging that follows makes for a taste that lingers like a fine wine.