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- Author: Adam Floyd Sep 16, 2017,
Sep 16, 2017, 7:27
Serpent ham (Spanish: [xamon serano]; "Serrano ham" literally "ham from the sierra, or mountain range") is a type of dry-cured Spanish ham (ham) which includes most varieties other than those made with black Iberian pigs (Iberian ham). It is generally served in thin slices, occasionally diced.
A plate of Jamón serrano in Madrid
The majority of Serrano hams are made from a landrace breed of white pigs or from commercial breeds such as Duroc, made from black Iberian pigs. These hams were known as a delicacy even in the days of the Roman Empire. Though not expensive in Spain and the European Union, duties imposed on imported meats and exchange rates make these hams more costly outside the EU. Where available, the meat can usually be sliced, in chunks, or as a complete, bone-in ham.
Serrano ham has TSG Status. The TSG certification attests that a particular food product objectively possesses specific characteristics which differentiate it from all others in its category, and that its raw materials, composition or method of production have been consistent for a minimum of 30 years. ham described variously as ham , ham cured and ham extra are all produced from compound-fed white pigs (cured Spanish ham)
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