Where To Buy Jamon Iberico In Chicago
This is meat that comes from the front legs of the pig, as opposed to the rear legs, which is where the jamón iberico comes from. Its flavor is more intense than typical jamón, due to the bones and muscles being thinner, which allows it to be cured for less time.
where to buy jamon iberico in chicago
We will be visiting Barcelona, Granada, Seville, Ronda and Cordoba. Where would be the best place to eat jamon iberico? Is this the kind of thing that we can buy in advance and make our own sandwiches? Or how is it done? Only at restaurants/tapas bar? Thanks!
You can certainly easily buy it in food markets, where there will often be one or more ham stalls, or in specialist jamon butchers or, in most of the towns you name, I expect, tourist shops will also have some pre-packed offerings. However, once you see the price, at least of the top grade "black label" version, you may think twice about simply putting it in a sandwich - that would disguise the flavour anyway. Personally I can't really tell the difference between the grades, but I'm no an aficionado.
Also it will be on the menu in restaurants, but don't expect the highest quality labels to be served in the free tapa. If a place is serving jamon iberico it will make a point of telling you, and the grade (there are four, I think). If they don't mention "iberico", then it isn't, but just "bog standard" normal ham.
I remember having it at an authentic tapas bar where no one spoke English and could not tell the difference compared to the less expensive stuff. I remember seeing meat shops/carnecerias (there is a chain called Museo de jamon) selling it everywhere
Forget all you've seen about raising pigs until now.... raising pigs for top quality ham is very expensive as it requires many hectares of a land full of oaks producing high-grade quality acorns. The best ham comes from pigs raised in the open and which had fed exclusively from acorns and grass and this growing procedure requires an important investment in time and money. The end result is a marbled oily well-cured meat which melts in contact with your tongue. In the link in my first post, there's an introduction to the different types and qualities of ham (serrano vs iberico, the different parts of the animal where the ham may come from, etc).
Just to be clear, jamon iberico is a very specific type of jamon and can be quite expensive. You'll easily find vendors in markets selling it and I do recommend trying some. The price per kilo is very high, but a slice weighs little so your cost is still reasonable for most iberico varieties. But other very affordable jamons are sold all over. You can readily find shops or street vendors selling jamon sandwiches, which use cheaper varieties but are still delicious. Tapas will use more standard jamon unless specifically noted (and priced).
The only thing better than stellar Spanish tapas are when those tapas are paired with top-notch sangria. Both the red or white sangria have just enough sweetness that you'll be guzzling down glass after glass (or pitcher after pitcher). Drink your sangria while chowing down on both cold tapas -- such as jamon iberico with manchego cheese -- as well as hot tapas, including a number of grilled seafoods. Unlike many other Spanish tapas restaurants, Cafe Iberico also features an entree menu packed with more delicious eats.
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