Written By Cynthia Annett-Hynes Artisan / Edibles Apr 21, 2011 Jamon Iberico de Bellota SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestBy far the most expensive cured pig on the market“It’s the best ham in the world. It’s the caviar of ham. I’m such a proponent of it,” says chef Terrance Brennan of the New York restaurants Picholine and Artisanal. “Once you have it, you can’t go back to proscuitto … For me, it’s sublime.” Jamon Iberico could be the most sought after cured meat on the planet. Rich and nutty, with a melt-in-your-mouth texture, a single slice of this meat can satiate the most critical of palates for hours. Made from Spain’s rare black footed pigs, which during the last few months of their life feed solely on fallen acorns, this jamon carries flavors reminiscent of those pigs’ diets and eating habits: intensely woodsy and nutty with a high degree of marbling (it turns out that feeding solely on acorns is quite a workout for the pata negra, resulting in a highly marbled meat). Only 8-9% of all Spanish jamon is Jamon Iberico and only a small percentage of all Iberico is designated bellota, meaning the highest, most acorn-fed pigs were used.A limited supply is now available at Ottavio’s in Oak Bay, Victoria and Oyama Sausage Co. in Vancouver.ArtisanFood Artisans SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Cynthia Annett-Hynes ... Read More You may also like Artisan / Drink / Events / Food / Food Events / Victoria May 21, 2019 The Cheese and Meat Festival When the sun’s out and gorgeously beating down on a weekend mid-May, people in Victoria require an exceptional reason to stay inside for a few ... Read More Artisan / Food / Food Shops March 14, 2014 Ten Years of True Grain Bread “The original Cowichan Bay Bakery and its Okanagan sister location celebrate a decade of baking made from freshly milled, local, organic ... Read More Artisan / Good For You / Health / One ingredient August 6, 2013 The Vinegar Lady Vinegar is one of the world’s most widely used condiments—every culture around the world utilizes the pantry staple. The Italians love their ... Read More Artisan / One ingredient / Vancouver July 19, 2013 Earnest Ice Cream: Vancouver’s Very Own A day without ice cream is a day wasted. At least that is how entrepreneurs Ben Earnst and Erica Bernardi of Vancouver’s Earnest Ice Cream feel. ... Read More Artisan / Food News / One ingredient June 10, 2013 Cheese of the Month June: Blossom’s Blue A little bit of blue cheese goes a long way. That’s the literal truth about Blossom’s Blue, an exceptional blue cheese made by Moonstruck Organic ... Read More Artisan / One ingredient April 29, 2013 Cheese of the Month May: Alpindon Eat is happy to announce we will be featuring one “Cheese of the month” article each month online. Expand your cheese tastes! ... Read More Comments are closed.