Serrano cured ham
Which area of Spain is it typical?
- Autonomous region:
Serrano cured ham is a typically Spanish product characterised by the quality of its sensory properties.
Serrano cured ham is the hind leg of the pig that undergoes a manufacturing process, including the following phases: salting, or incorporation of salts into the muscular mass; washing, or elimination of the salt sticking to the surface of the piece; settling, drying and maturing. Its colour has to be pinkish when cut, which is done by hand in a thin slice with veins of fat.
- Type of product:
- All year round.
- Nowadays, the serrano cured ham industry is widespread throughout the country.
- To drink with it:
- Crianza red wines, fino or manzanilla.
- Where to buy:
- Serrano cured ham may be bought in specialised shops, supermarkets and butcher's throughout Spain.
- Navarra style trout
- Rich in proteins, vitamins and minerals.