The world’s most valuable acorn-fed 100% Iberian Ham Denomination of Origin Protected Jabugo from the “Manchado de Jabugo” line recovers flavors and textures unknown to current generations. Recognized as the most valuable ham in the world. “Exclusivity is priceless” (FORBES Magazine) As far as memory goes, in Dehesa Maladúa the Manchado de Jabugo, a pure Iberian pig lineage that lives in perfect symbiosis with our pristine Mediterranean forest stronghold, has been raised. In Dehesa Maladúa, they have found in the past the way to preserve a harmonious relationship with Nature, recovering traditions and ways of making crafts. They have applied all their efforts to recover the Manchado de Jabugo lineage officially considered today in danger of extinction and that once reigned in the dehesas. Ecologically produced Manchado de Jabugo faithfully reproduces what the Iberian pig was in other times, since it is born and raised in the pristine habitat of the Mediterranean forest, in the heart of the Sierra de Aracena and Picos de Aroche Natural Park (Huelva , Spain), an ecosystem declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO. Pigs enjoy the privilege of freely grazing all year round among holm oaks, cork oaks and gall oaks, which naturally guarantees the sustainability of a fragile ecosystem while respecting ecological cycles and biodiversity. The special genetics of these pigs and the feeding regimen throughout up to three montaneras explain that the quality of these hams is above that obtained with other varieties of Iberian pig. Very limited production, so the hams receive special attention in their preparation. The drying in the cellar is carried out with the utmost care until it reaches optimum maturity in a period of up to six years. Patience, passion and pleasure are the ingredients to obtain a ham unmatched in sensory qualities and healthy properties of its meats. Its unquestionable quality and flavor that make it unique have made it worthy of a notorious prestige inside and outside of Spain, being a feast for both the eyes and the palate.
Ecological ham from Jabugo
Prestigious international recognitions endorse the most expensive ham in the world. In 2016, the world’s leading trade fair for organic matters, Biofach, held in Nuremberg, awarded the award for the best organic product. Origin: The most expensive ham in the world comes from 100% Iberian pigs of the Manchado de Jabugo lineage, a breed in danger of extinction. Certified by the Jabugo PDO. Presentation: The piece is presented in its entirety in an exclusive oak wood box, made by a craftsman. Tasting: intensity of color, dark and very bright aspect of the lean; fat, white in color and fluid consistency; aromatic intensity, high with toasted notes of nuts and bread crust; Basic flavors, sweet and salty, balanced; tasty and juicy texture. Its quality is “extreme high”, rated as Summun. Producer: This exclusive Manchado de Jabugo Iberian ham is made by Dehesa Maladúa de Cortegana (Huelva).
Best ecological product
The prestigious International Fair on organic production Biofach in Nuremberg (Germany) has distinguished the Acorn-fed Iberico Ham Manchado de Jabugo as the best organic product.
Why is it the most expensive ham in the world
Its exclusivity and limited production, between 80 and 100 units per year, explain its value. The pigs of Manchado de Jabugo de Dehesa Maladúa are raised for at least 3 montaneras and once slaughtered they are cured for up to 6 years in the cellar. An Iberian ham so exclusive that it takes almost a decade from when the pig is born until it is consumed. It is an ecological product certified by the ecological entity Ecovalia.
What is the spotted pig of Jabugo
It is a variety of pig that is unique in the world and is in danger of extinction. It is characterised because different spots can be seen on its skin and its growth is slower than other varieties of the Iberian pig. That is why for decades it was relegated to almost use by local farmers for self-consumption. Their fattening time is longer and they have more hectares to develop their life.