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Good place to buy spain ham ?

Antwerp, Belgium
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Good place to buy spain ham ?

Hi all,

I want to buy some jamon and take it with me home. Does somebody knows a good place I can buy sealed ham ?

Thanks !

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1. Re: Good place to buy spain ham ?

Lylg,

There are different grades of jamon and you can find them vaccum-packed at many stores including the Mercados (like San Miguel), the Museo del Jamon, the airport stores and El Corte Ingles. El Corte Ingles sells the very best quality in the Gourmet Club, if that interests you.

If 'home' is in the USA, be forewarned that it's illegal to carry meat products in and your jamon could be confiscated.

Edited: 30 November 2011, 19:17
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2. Re: Good place to buy spain ham ?

Thanks again for the reply,

This time home is Europe so normally it won't be a problem.

I was thinking about belotta, can I find them in these stores above ?

Thanks gain

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3. Re: Good place to buy spain ham ?

For bellota, go to El Corte Ingles' Gourmet Club.

Edited: 30 November 2011, 20:26
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4. Re: Good place to buy spain ham ?

Great !

Thanks for the info, do you have an idea of the price ?

Thanks

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5. Re: Good place to buy spain ham ?

A little more info re: the difference between jamon (front leg) and paleta (back leg). If you are concerned about price, look for packs of paleta. At El Corte Ingles, you can get sealed packs for about 16 euros. Sorry, don't know the weight.

www.hub-uk.com/cooking02/jamon-v-paleta.htm

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6. Re: Good place to buy spain ham ?

López Pascual is Madrid’s oldest ham shop. It opened its doors in 1919 and since then three generations have devoted to ham. Their specialty is the Iberian pork ham, acorn-fed in the most traditional areas, like Jabugo and Guijuelo.

Address: Corredera Baja de San Pablo 13. Closest Metro station: Callao.

http://www.antoniocorral.es/lopezpascual//

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7. Re: Good place to buy spain ham ?

Thanks Revulgo. I should try it next time. On the website, they list chorizo from Joselito but don't give the brands for the jamon iberico. Do you know why?

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8. Re: Good place to buy spain ham ?

I really don't know why, maybe Joselito is the only brand of chorizo they deal.

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9. Re: Good place to buy spain ham ?

Lylg,

I noticed your posts on TA Barcelona too. There are a few places where you can do a jamon tasting! Revulgo will let you know if there are places to do this in Madrid.

(in Barcelona)

Jamonisimo in L'Eixample, about 22 euros for the tasting platter

http://www.jamonisimo.com/

Las Arenas near Placa Espanya

http://www.arenasdebarcelona.com/index.aspx

(in the basement of this shopping centre; look for people sitting at a counter on stools)

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10. Re: Good place to buy spain ham ?

Interesting reading material:

http://www.jamon.com/hamsofspain.html