The pata negra ham, 5 Jotas of Sánchez Romero Carvajal

5J Iberico ham

Of all Pata Negra hams, the most internationally and famous  is the “5 Jotas” of Sánchez Romero Carvajal.
This Pata Negra ham is made in the popular village of Jabugo since 1879.
These hams are made from Iberian pigs that have been fed with acorns in era of open range and are sold under the label of 5J after passing strict quality control.
Its annual output is approximately 60,000 pieces.

Recently, the International Taste and Quality awarded the prize for best Iberian Ham to Cinco Jotas of Sánchez Romero Carvajal. The jury was made up of the 12 most important culinary institutions in Europe, such as Maîtres Cuisiners of France and Belgium; Academy of Culinary Arts, Federation of Chefs of Spain; Jeunes Restaurateurs dEurope; Federazione Italiana dei Cuochi; Euro-Toques and Sommelliere Association Internationale.

After demanding process of tasting, 5J Iberian Ham, received the highest score, three stars, in this contest, known as Superior Taste Awards.

You can buy it directly from Spain here:

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