Few guests are better welcomed at Christmas tables than this delicacy made in Spain. The best brands of Iberian ham know this and take advantage of these days to launch their most special proposals.
This house in Guijuelo (Salamanca) has been dedicated to the world of Iberian hams for more than 125 years: from the selection of its own pig breed to feeding with pastures and acorns. Their great Christmas bet is 25 exclusive pieces of Solera Carrasco Limited Edition 2019 Ham, made of 100% Iberian acorn-fed ham, which they market in pack format. Four blister packs of 100 grams each that have been hand-cut by experts and with five years of curing. They are sold in carrascoibericos.com. Price: 125 euros.
With more than 140 years of experience, this firm launches a collection of 100% Iberian acorn-fed hams dressed by Oteyza (a men's fashion brand that vindicates traditional tailoring). Cinco Jotas x Oteyza Masters Series is a tribute to the artisans who take care of this delicacy as if it were a work of art. In the picture, the briefcase to the master cut, which includes Cinco Jotas of 6-7 kilos, volcano plate and knife. On sale in cincojotas.es. Price: 639 euros.
The commitment of this Cordovan brand -Alta Expresión Luxury Collection- is inspired by the magic and legends of the sky of the Dehesa del Valle de Los Pedroche. The star of the edition is a 100% Iberian acorn-fed ham from the 2019 vintage, of which 420 pieces have been put on sale, presented in a box that includes a professional ham knife and a bottle of Malabrigo 2019. On sale in ibericoscovap.com and in the firm's stores. Price: 829 euros.
A well-cut diamond is the Christmas jewel of this century-old company. An exclusive ham from Guijuelo (Haute Cuisine Limited Edition Vintage 2019, cured for about 60 months in natural drying sheds and cellars) of which only 60 pieces have been marketed and which is presented in a luxurious box based on the geometry of the diamond. It is sold in fisan.com and gourmet shops. Price: 1,200 euros.
In terms of quality, experience is a degree and its more than 150 years endorse the Iberian products of this brand. For these dates, they have used the artist Carmen Huertas, who has illustrated a packaging that recreates the floral diversity of the Dehesa de Joselito and that keeps the Joselito Christmas Collection No. 14 2023. It contains Joselito Gran Reserva Ham and cutting board. Available in the firm's stores, joselito.com and El Corte Inglés Gourmet Club. Price: 599 euros.
EXTREM PURO EXTREMADURA
Gastronomy and craftsmanship come together in the limited edition launched by this small family business. Thus, their chests are accompanied by a handmade plate or tray designed by Mercedes Bellido, who has been inspired by the cuisine of Toño Pérez (from the three-star Atrio). In the picture, the box of Iberian ham PDO Dehesa de Extremadura. Price: 599 euros.
Señorío de montanera
A luxury tandem is behind its gala proposal and limited to 50 units: a 100% Iberian acorn-fed ham from the PDO Dehesa de Extremadura 2020 and a ceramic plate hand-painted by Andrea Zarraluqui that shows the environment where this company raises its Iberian pigs. For sale in your online store. Price: 645 euros.
Essential at this time of year are the products of this Salamanca company, especially their 100% Iberian acorn-fed ham, which they present in different formats. For example, Heritage, a pack with six blister packs (80 grams each) of three vintages of the same ham (115 euros). If whole pieces are your thing, the star of this house is a ham from pigs in double acorn-fed montanera. It can be purchased on their website. Price: 490 euros.