The Acorn-Fed Iberian Shoulders 'Reserva Montanera' DO Extremadura by Estirpe Negra, made the front limbs of prime Iberian Pigs, are skilfully hand-crafted following age-old traditional methods. Only the very best Iberian pigs are selected. They are fed on acorns during the 'Montanera' (free-range) period on the vast expanses of 'Dehesas' (grazing pastures) found in Extremadura on the Iberian Peninsula (Spain).
Also available as a boned ham.
Presentation: Whole shoulder ham
These shoulder hams comply with all the quality requirements specified by the regulating body of the 'DO Dehesa de Extremadura'.
Hard cheese bovine milk, Appearance: orange rind, Aroma: fruity, Flavour: sweet - spicy, Consistency: brittle - crumbly, Maturation: 6 - 8 months.
Hard cheese goat milk, Appearance: no rind - dirty white interior, Aroma: earthy scent - goats - hay and truffle, Flavour: intense - persistent, Consistency: crumbly - dry, Maturation: 6 months in pits.
The classical bacon is produced of the best piece of the leg. Refined with spices, mountain herbs and salt, the bacon is pickled for 20 days. After a cold smoke phase with beechwood filings the bacon sides are matured for a total of 5 months in our pure mountain air at controlled temperature.