Types of Feed of the Iberian Pig
It is normal when we go to a deli or supermarket surprised when we see a variety of different shades Iberian hams, more or less mottled and mainly with a variety of price. What is this? Mainly to feed pigs and breeds of which they come.
We will focus on different types of food:
Iberian Pig fed with cereals: A pig that eats cereal-based feed and other nutrients. These pigs are bred to fatten and have never tried the acorn. The color of Iberian ham that is obtained from them is less intense and the flavor is milder, making these features more obvious in the taste.
Iberian Pig fed with feeds in field: The differentiating factor with respect to the above type is that the Iberian pig fattening country has lived in the Dehesa; their meat is tenderer because it has been exercised. The flavor and color is similar as is fed by feeds and vegetables.
Iberian Pig fed with acorns and feeds: It is that which comes from pigs raised in the Dehesa in Montanera time but also fed with feeds. Both flavor and aroma are more intense than in the two previous types.
Iberian Pig fed with accorns: This is the highest quality Iberian Ham. It is obtained from pigs raised in the freedom of the Dehesa and feed primarily on his favorite dish: The Acorn. It is the most flavorful, aromatic and it has an intense color. It is the favorite of chefs because of its high quality cuisine.
Hopefully this little guide will help in differentiating the types of Iberian ham, and we remind you that the breed of the pig is also a determinant of the quality of the ham.