Anyone carry this brand of jamon iberico locally or elsewhere in the country?
They’re not USDA-approved, so presumably no.
LA specialty has a pretty big selection of Spanish & Italian hams, so they might be worth a call. They were taking orders from the public earlier in the pandemic don’t know if they still are or not 5 jotas might be the best you can do in the states. If anyone knows it’d be @J_L though
We’ve had Joselito jamón in Madrid. Their provenance is on par with the cream of the crop as far as the jamón ibérico world is concerned (based in Jabugo, pigs ranged on the dehesa, etc.), but I found it no more transcendent than the 5Jotas branded stuff.
thanks good to know.
The best ham I had in Spain had no special provenance, but the chef-owner of the restaurant that served it went to the ranch and chose the individual legs himself.
It’s pretty much a lock that it’s gonna taste better if someone who cares makes that extra effort…