Ham is a product with a long tradition in our gastronomy, as much as an appetizer, main dish or snack accompanies many of our foods providing a symbol of their own, recognisable identity beyond where to go. Ham from Teruel with denomination of origin (DO) is a centuries-old tradition in Aragonese villages. To obtain a ham with OJ, required an extensive process of elaboration, which has great ties to their geographic area, and usually, follows processes as the yesteryear, controlling the salting of raw and obtaining an optimum ripeness to achieve a product of high nutritional quality adequate to the demands of the current feed. If you ask a foreigner that foods are typical of Spain, surely one of them is the ham and if he has tried ever ham from Teruel d.o.c. safe that recalls with great satisfaction and longing. This type of Jamon de Teruel, as Ramiro Guillen or of Carnicas Carnicas Santa Elena, with denominacion de Origen (DO), are known for their taste, color and aroma characteristic, without forgetting the juiciness that defines them.
You only need to see a plate of these thin slices of ham to start to taste it in our palate and our mind. If many didn’t, Teruel’s ham was the first of Spain backed by an appellation of origin, and in addition, in 1997 the European Union included him in the list of special quality European products. If you want to know more about the qualities and properties of Teruel’s ham, you can complete information read the following article on food of Aragon. A bit of Jamon de Teruel? Yes, please!