Their delicious flavor, the unique diet of the animals, as well as its high quality, have made Spain’s acorn-fed Ibérico hams one of the country’s most luxurious products. As with champagne or wine, this type of ham benefits from having their own denomenation of origin, as well as a legally-regulated production, you can thoroughly enjoy this delicacy at one of the Iberico Ham Tastings which Madrid Experience can organize for you.
A gourmet ham experience is perfect for you if you want to savor the different kinds and qualities available in Spain.
This gastronomic tasting in Madrid is personally designed for groups that are looking for a private and exclusive experience. Guided by a Master Carver highly recognized in their field, the Ham tasting will showcase different qualities of ham and their regions of origin for tasting, while educating the participants on how to identify the varieties from one another.
Madrid Experience will organize an acorn-fed Iberico Ham Tasting using Spain’s best hams. Discover and enjoy them with us.
The best hams of Spain will be available for your tasting, together with an expert who will educate you on the difference between Iberico Acorn-Fed Ham and others that belong to distinct qualities and denominations of origin. This will be a complete immersion to the world of ham, which is the most important part of the Spanish gastronomy. We will exclusively organize a private ham tasting event according to your liking.
The Iberico Ham tasting lasts approximately 90 minutes which includes a choice of Sherry wine or red wine, and a perfect pairing of bread and cheese.
During an Ibérico Ham Tasting the following aspects and characteristics of the product are analyzed:
Color: The deep-red slices, which go from purple to pale pink is noticeable.
Touch: The slices are soft and they slide; while the ham is soft to the touch.
Aroma: It should have a deep, balanced, and pleasant, aroma.
Streaks: The marbling of each type of ham is easily seen.
Juiciness: This depends on the meat’s own juice as well as the amount of fat it has.
Taste: We can make out four tastes: salty, sweet, bitter and Umami.
Acorn-fed Iberico ham stands out because of its texture, aroma and taste. This taste depends on several key factors: the animal’s breed –Iberian ‘pata negra’ (black hoof) pigs– which are exclusively raised and bred in Spain, their diet, which consists almost exclusively of acorns, and the amount of exercise they have had during their lives.
We invite you to immerse yourself in the world of Iberico Acorn-Fed Ham by enjoying the ham tasting and gastronomic trips to the curing factories in Salamanca and pastures where they are grown, which are located in Andalusia.
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