Iberico Shoulder (Paleta Iberica)
This 100% Iberico Shoulder (Paleta de cebo de campo 100% Iberica) comes from the hind leg of the free range pigs fed on a grass and grain based diet. Cured for around 24 months.
Shoulders are smaller than hams (10-12 lbs), therefore it takes shorter to cured (around 2 years), and that is also the reason why they are more affordable than hams. In terms of quality, however, paleta has a concentration of flavor and juiciness as high as ham.
In this case, this shoulder is made from a 100% Iberico breed of pig (meaning both mother and father are 100% Iberico breed) that enjoys life outdoors, ranging freely in the “Dehesa”, the natural environment to the Iberico pig. It’s diet is based on grass, grains, roots and anything nature provides.
FERMIN located, in La Alberca, Salamanca, on the western part of Spain, is the
producer we selected at LA JAMOTECA. They are the first company USDA approved, a family business that makes ham in the most traditional way since 1956.
LA JAMOTECA selects every single FERMIN ham that we bring to the US so we know our customers can get the top of the line products in every order.