Jamón Ibérico vs Prosciutto: Do You Know the Difference?

Jamón Ibérico vs Prosciutto: Do You Know the Difference?

Who doesn’t love ham? But do you know the difference between the Spanish jamón ibérico and the Italian prosciutto? Watch this video to find out!

Iberico Ham (Jamón Ibérico):
- Mainly produced in Spain
- Come from black Iberian pigs; a bellota grading indicates that the pig is acorn-fed
- Usually aged for 24 to 48 months
- Darker coloured meat with marbling
- Rich, nutty flavour
- Often eaten by itself or paired with wine
 Prosciutto:
- Produced in Italy
- Come from white pig breeds
- Usually aged for 12 to 24 months
- Pink coloured meat
- Delicate and well-balanced in flavour
- Can be eaten by itself or paired with fruits like melon or figs; can also be used in cooking

 

 

The Major Parts of Iberico Ham 

Here’s a beginner’s guide to Iberico ham (arguably the best cured ham in the world!) - the different parts of the leg and their unique marbling and flavour.

Punta (the hip): Contains the most fats and is almost translucent; rich in flavour and marbling
Maza (near the hip): Plenty of marbling with an oily, milder taste
Babilla (front thigh): Rich, meaty flavour; drier and leaner than other parts
Hock (back of knee): Chewy and dry; pairs well with wine when diced 

 

Baked Lobster with Truffle Cheese Blanket

We love everything covered in cheese, especially if lobster and black truffles are involved. Check out this drool-worthy recipe of baked lobster topped with a truffle cheese blanket!

Baked Lobster with Truffle Cheese Blanket

Ingredients:

1/2 cooked lobster  1/2 lobster
Melted Butter 1 tbsp
Les Frères Marchand Raclette Cheese with Truffles Thinly sliced
Salt and pepper For seasoning
 Steps:

1. Preheat oven to 200°C. Brush melted butter onto lobster meat.

2. Place lobster onto oven pan (meat side up) and bake for 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from heat; place lobster on a plate and set aside.

3. Place 2 to 4 slices of truffle raclette onto Boska Partyclette Cheese Melter and heat until just melted.

4. Pour the cheese over lobster, then season with salt and pepper on your preference.
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