Our Special Selection for your Charcuterie Board
From Emilia Romagna to Spain, Longino & Cardenal selects its partners with great care for offering you only the best hams and salami. The best cold cuts such as prosciutto crudo from Parma, the excellent Jamón Ibérico from the Blázquez family, fine black forest ham, and many other excellences are available in Longino & Cardenal's online shop. Longino & Cardenal's cured meats can arrive in the comfort of your home in Hong Kong thanks to refrigerated shipping.
The flavor and texture of these special hams are excellent, perfect for organizing a charcuterie board dinner or a cocktail party by the pool. Our cured hams come from the most expert companies, with a great history in the curing world. Get ready to make your selection of hams and pair them with some soft cheese and artisanal jams.
Pata Negra: The World's Most Precious Ham
Longino & Cardenal in its choice of Iberian Spanish ham relies on Blázquez, one of the most award-winning companies for pata negra, Spain's famous ham, rich in oleic acid. Near Salamanca, the Blázquez family founded the ham company in 1932. Since then, the Blázquez company has continued to stick to its natural processes for developing excellent hams and sausages. Pata negra from the Longino & Cardenal selection can be found either in its whole version or already cut and vacuum-packed.
Jamon Iberico or Pata Negra? Here are the Differences
The jamón ibérico offered by Blázquez comes in three different types: jamón de bellota, jamón de bellota admiracion and jamón de cebo. Each has its own characteristics that make it unique.
Spanish Cebo ham is fed cereal and legume-based feeds. The pata negra De Bellota is the most valuable pig among the three. During a time of year called the Montanera, which runs from October to December, the pig lives in the wild and feeds exclusively on acorns from holm oak, cork or oak.
Our selection of Spanish jamon is rich and includes both whole and pre-sliced versions in order to meet the demand of the most demanding palates. You can also find a very sophisticated version of the already sliced ham, which is the hand-sliced one. The hams are sliced by experts with professional knives. The whole hams can be purchased with or without the bone, the boneless version is the perfect one if you have a slicer, whereas if you buy a jamon with bone you should also think about purchasing a jamonera which is a sort of ham stand for helping you during the slicing process.
The Spanish company also produces a fine selection of cured sausages, such as the lomo - and its smaller version lomito - and the longaniza, the Spanish chorizo is a delicious traditional salami to slice and taste even as a snack.
From the Heart of Emilia Romagna - Culatello and Prosciutto Crudo di Parma
Longino & Cardenal has selected for its online shop the best PDO Parma ham on the market, as well as other fine cured meats such as culatello di Zibello. Prosciutto di Parma is one of the most important Italian prosciutto. For Prosciutto crudo di Parma you will find the selection of the company Prosciuttificio San Giacomo, established in 1975. A 20-month aged Italian ham that comes from a careful exclusive selection of the highest quality pig legs to ensure an excellent product that goes beyond the standards.
The partner that Longino chose for culatello and Italian salami is Salumificio Squisito. Squisito is nothing more than a small workshop in Italy, where they produce everything the pig can give. The artisanal processing follows the rules and the curing process takes place in damp, ventilated cellars, typical of the Parma lowlands, where it develops unmistakable flavors and aromas. Among the types of salami we offer, there are the Mariola salami and the Strolghino, the best options to live an authentic Italian experience.