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Pello Jamon curado

Free-range heirloom porks. Fabulous deep taste. Slow Food.


All Pello's charcuteries are made from his own “Euskal Txerria” breed of pigs. They are adorable looking animals; big easy-going black pigs with enormous, floppy ears that fall over their eyes! At Pello’s they roam freely in the fields and under the century old trees, gorging on the nuts and seeds. Such happy pigs make superlative meat! Pello’s Jamon is made with much less salt than other hams. As no heating is used typical maturation time is 3 years, at least 1 year longer than most other hams. The result is a smooth consistency together with a deepness of taste found only in the best of Spanish jamons. A really fabulous product!

Shelf Life

Unopened: up to one year. Once opened keep refrigerated and eat within 3 days.

How to use

Just eat it as-is at room temperature with a good glass of red wine. Products that good do not need any embellishment!

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Quick tips

Serve it as part of a tapas plate together with Pello’s Cured Chorizo and Salchichon, Jose’s Boquerones and Anchovies, Iosu's Roncal and some Pa amb tomàquet (bread with tomatoes)

What about Pello


The happiest pigs in the world! And you can taste it!

Getting to Pello's farm is no easy quest, as it is hidden away among the wood covered hills, along a winding and steep road next to a small village. After asking quite a few people we are getting closer and meet Marcelino, a 94 year old farmer who lives a few hundred meters away. He chats happily with us: “We don’t get many people around here” he says, so he keeps us a bit longer, chit chatting about his grandsons.

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Recipe with Jamon curado

  1. Pa amb tomàquet (bread with tomatoes)
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