Limited editions, boxes with the special collaboration of artists, luxury cases, unique packaging… On this date, the top ham brands dress their best pieces in ‘haute couture’ and art.
Few guests are better received at Christmas tables than this delicacy. made in Spain. The best Iberian ham brands know this and take advantage of these days to launch their most special proposals.
This Guijuelo’s house (Salamanca) has been dedicated to the world of Iberians for more than 125 years: from the selection of its own breed of pig to feeding with grasses and acorns. Your big Christmas bet is 25 exclusive pieces of Jamn Solera Carrasco Limited Edition 2019100% Iberian acorn-fed, which they sell in format package. Four blister packs 100 grams each that have been hand-cut by experts and cured for five years. They are sold at carrascoibericos.com. Price: 125 euros.
With more than 140 years of experience, this firm launches a collection of 100% Iberian acorn-fed hams dressed by Oteyza (men’s fashion brand that claims traditional tailoring). Cinco Jotas x Oteyza master series is a tribute to the artisans who take care of this delicacy as if it were a work of art. In the image, the teacher’s briefcase cut up, which includes Cinco Jotas of 6-7 kilos, volcano plate and knife. For sale at Cincojotas.es. Price: 639 euros.
The bet of this Cordoban ensign –Alta Expression Luxury Collection– is inspired by the magic and legends of the sky of the Dehesa del Valle de Los Pedroche. The star of the edition is a 100% Iberian acorn-fed ham from the 2019 vintage, of which 420 pieces have been put on sale, presented in a box that includes a professional ham knife and a bottle of Malabrigo 2019. For sale at ibericoscovap .com and in the firm’s stores. Price: 829 euros.
A well-cut diamond is the Christmas jewel of this century-old company. An exclusive Guijuelo ham (Alta Gastronoma Limited Edition Aada 2019, cured for about 60 months in drying rooms and natural cellars) of which only 60 pieces have been sold and is presented in a luxurious box based on the geometry of the diamond. It is sold at fisan.com and gourmet stores. Price: 1,200 euros.
In terms of quality, experience is a degree and its more than 150 years guarantee the Iberians of this brand. For these dates, they have used the artist Carmen Huertas, who has illustrated a packaging which recreates the floral diversity of the Dehesa de Joselito and which contains Collection No. 14 Christmas Joselito 2023. Contains Joselito Gran Reserva Ham and cutting board. Available in the firm’s stores, joselito.com and El Corte Ingls Gourmet Club. Price: 599 euros.
PURE EXTREM EXTREMADURA
Gastronomy and craftsmanship come together in the limited edition who launches this small family business. Thus, their chests are accompanied by a plate or tray – handmade – designed by Mercedes Bellido, who has been inspired by the kitchen of Too Prez (from the three-star Atrio). In the image, the box of Dehesa de Extremadura DOP Iberian ham. Price: 599 euros.
Lordship of montanera
A luxury tandem is behind your gala proposal and limited to 50 units: a 100% Iberian acorn-fed ham from the Dehesa de Extremadura 2020 DOP and a ceramic plate hand-painted by Andrea Zarraluqui that shows the environment where this company raises its Iberian pigs. For sale in their online store. Price: 645 euros.
Essential for these dates are the products of this company from Salamanca, especially their 100% Iberian acorn-fed ham, which they present in different formats. For example, Heritagea package with six blisters (80 grams each) of three vintages of the same ham (115 euros). If whole pieces are your thing, the star of this house is a ham from double acorn-fed pigs. It can be purchased on their website. Price: 490 euros.