Iberico De Bellota

Iberico De Bellota

12 products
    12 products
    Iberico Pork Secreto
    Jamon Iberico Cured Meat
    Jamon Iberico
    Iberico Chorizo
    Chorizo Iberico de Bellota
    Salchichon Iberico de Bellota Cured Meat
    Salchichon Iberico
    Paleta Iberico De Bellota Sliced Cured Meat
    Paleta Iberico De Bellota
    Pluma Iberico Pork
    Pluma Iberico Pork 2
    Iberico Pork Pluma
    Sale price $49.00 Regular price $55.00 Save $6
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    Iberico Pork Bacon
    Iberico Pork Bacon Cooked
    Iberico Pork Bacon
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    Iberico Pork Ribs
    Iberico Pork Ribs 2
    Iberico Pork Ribs
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    Iberico Pork Bellota Ham
    Iberico Pork Bellota Ham Package
    Jamon Iberico De Bellota
    Spanish Iberico Pork Skirt Meat
    Iberico Pork Skirt Steak
    Sale price $37.00 Regular price $42.00 Save $5
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    Ibero Pork Suckling Pig
    Ibero Pork Suckling Pig 2
    Iberico Pig
    Iberico Lovers Kit
    Meat The Iberico Kit
    Sale price $165.00 Regular price $205.00 Save $40

    Where Does Iberico De Bellota come from?

    Originating in Spain, this pork is really hard to find and comes from the Iberian area in the Spanish and Portuguese lands.  Iberico comes from pigs in the Iberian Peninsula, a mountainous region covering the central and southern parts of Spain and Portugal. These pigs can only be found in this area.  

    If you've never heard about Iberico pork, you have no idea what your missing.  Find out about one of the culinary Spanish treasures a.k.a Secreto Iberico De Bellota.

    Iberian Pigs Grazing

    The Iberian pig is a very old animal that pre-existed animal domestication. Their origin can be traced back to the Neolithic Period around 12,000 years ago.

    You will find Iberian pigs living in the mountains, usually in a wild environment, or in the forest close to its favorite diet of acorns, oak, and nuts.  Iberian pigs have a red to grey skin color and have very little or no hair.

    What is different about Iberico meat? 

    Iberico De Bellota Being Sliced

    Iberico meat is distinctly different than regular pig meat. When you see it raw, it almost looks like beef. The meat is red to bright red compared to regular pig meat which is white.  The game changer for the Iberico De Bellota is the fat.

    What do Iberico pigs eat?

    Acorn Fed Pigs For Iberico De Bellota Pork
    Acorns make most of their diet and genetics, Iberian pigs are able to infiltrate a lot of fat into their muscles, resulting in a more flavorful pork. On top of being high in fat, a large amount of it is unsaturated oleic fat, the same fat found in olive oil, that is said to reduce cholesterol, and is an important part of the Mediterranean diet.  
    When you eat Iberico pork, the marbling of fat in it makes it super tasty and delicious. The meat is more flavorful, more juicy, and very distinctive.

    Furthermore, the predominantly acorn diet of the pigs give a very particular flavor to the pork You can taste a unique nutty flavor in Iberico pork which makes the meat very special. Iberico pork meat is the richest pork you can find. You won’t be able to find its flavor and succulence anywhere else.

    What is the breeding process for Iberico pigs?

    To make the pork taste so special, the Iberico pigs need different things. First of all, the pigs need to live in open areas in a very natural environment, and be free to run over hills and through woods, always close to the dehesas. By doing this, their muscles will develop and grow, and be able to infiltrate the fat from the acorns.


    During the spring and summer months the pigs will eat grass, mushrooms, bugs, and herbs.. Then, from October to March, it is acorn season.

    Acorn is the favorite food of the Iberico pig, and it will eat a lot of them. This will increase their fat and infiltrate the taste of the acorns into their muscle.

    Is Iberico pork expensive?

    Iberico pork is highly valuable and prices are a little higher than for regular pork.

    It is from a unique breed of pig that can be only found in the Iberian peninsula. On top of that, the diet is special and the farmers who breed them have certifications that guarantee the pork quality and authenticity. 

    Furthermore, Iberico pigs have smaller litters and yield less meat. It takes time for them to grow. Also, the production of the pork takes longer.

    What type of cuts can I find?

    Iberico pork is like any other kind of pork. You can find all the classic pork cuts:

    What Is Pata Negra?

    Pata Negra

    "Pata Negra" literally means "black foot" but when you're referring to the best pig money can buy, Pata Negra Ham refers to the color of the Iberian pig's trotter.

    Meat Your Cheese offers to choices:

    Iberico pork is cooked in a similar way as regular white pork and cooking methods depend on the cut of pork you choose.

    Fry it, roast it, grill it, broil it or bake it, just like regular pork. The difference is the succulent, rich taste of the finished product!


    Pork appetit!

    Pork Tenderloin

    Iberico Pork Tenderloin Dish

    Iberico Pork Belly & Bacon

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