Bellota Shoulder, pre-sliced
For Isidoro Blázquez, President of the first company in the Salamanca area where the Denomination of Origin of Guijuelo is in place, the “bellota paleta” is the very top, a product even more exquisite than “jamón”: nothing more than the shoulder of the most famous pig in the world, the Pata Negra or the Black Iberian pig. The term “bellota” comes from the food that Iberian pigs are most fond of, namely the “bellotas” acorns. Great wide open spaces, very few pigs free to graze in packs, acorns rich in oleic acid, which will give their meat a unique flavor for one of the most extraordinary taste experiences ever.
In compliance with the Denomination of Origin regulations, Blázquez works with selected 100% pure Iberian female pigs – characterized by their unmistakable flavor and their genetic predisposition to assimilate oleic acid – and 100% Duroc and Iberian male pigs, which on the other hand contribute that extra bit of internal fat, adding to the delicacy of the product. When the so-called “montanera” period begins (the last stage of the breeding of Iberian pigs), Blázquez releases a selection of its best Iberian pigs so that they can feed and fatten in the most natural environment possible, living in the wild on more than 30,000 hectares reserved for grazing.
When they are released into the wild, the pigs weigh around 90 kg: by the end of the “montanera” period, between January and March, they will reach over 180 kg! Incredibly, the pigs will gain nearly 1 kg a day by eating 10 kg of acorns every 24 hours. But in order for the pigs to reach their ideal weight, relying exclusively on an acorn-based diet, their density must be very scarce: one pig per every two hectares of land.
Great wide open spaces, very few pigs free to graze in packs, acorns rich in oleic acid, which will give their meat a unique flavor for one of the most extraordinary taste experiences ever.
The Blázquez family founded their ham company in 1932, in the province of Salamanca in northwestern Spain, based on the unique artisanal know-how of that time. Today, Blázquez continues to be a family-run company with almost 90 years of tradition in producing one of the most iconic Iberian excellencies: the Jamón Iberico De Bellota, commonly known as “Pata Negra”. Controlled genetics, a strict selection criteria based on unique know-how diligently passed down from generation to generation and self-produced nutrition: the secrets still carefully guarded by the third generation of the family. From the year of its foundation to today, Jamones Blázquez continues to remain perfectly faithful to its natural and traditional production processes.
Guijuelo, Salamanca Province, SPAIN
Bellota Iberian Shoulder, Pre-Sliced
Approx. 100 g bag
Ingredients: pork shoulder and salt
Storage method: store at a temperature below 5 °C
Average nutritional values per 100 g: energy 1737 kJ / 418 kcal, fat 32.7 g, of which saturated fatty acids 12.78 g, carbohydrates 0.8 g, of which sugars <0.5 g, proteins 30.2 g, salt 3.5 g.
Company name and address: Jamones Ibericos Blázquez SL Pol. Ind. Agroalimentario C/Sierra de Tonda, PARC 67 D 37770 GUIJUELO-SALAMANCA, Spain
CE mark: ES 10.19003/SA CE
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Ingredients: Pork shoulder and salt p>
Modalit & agrave; conservation: Store at a temperature below 5 & deg; c p>
Medium nutritional values per 100g: energy 1737 kj / 418 kcal, fat 32.7g, of which saturated fatty acids 12,78g, carbohydrates 0.8g, of which sugars <0.5g, protein 30.2g, salt 3 , 5g. P>
Company name and address: JAMONES IBERICOS BLAZQUEZ SL POL. IND. AGROOMENTARY C / Sierra de Tonda, Parc 67 D 37770 Guijuelo-Salamanca p>
ce stamp: es 10.19003 / sa ce p>
The ingredients that contain allergens are highlighted in bold strong>