If you live in Finland and you're a fan of Iberian ham and want to know where to buy Iberian ham in Finland, keep reading because you're about to learn a lot about it from the best sources. You love ham, the king and most internationally renowned product of Spanish cuisine, or maybe you haven't tried it yet and you're curious to know what you're missing out on. Well, you're in the right place to find out all about it!
At Enrique Tomás, we make it very easy for you. We explain its types and varieties, and how to buy it without having to travel. You can have the assurance of quality and a secure purchase, without having to pay more money for less quality in a supermarket or specialty store in your local area. Let's get started!
Spanish Ham in Finland
So, if you're living in Finland and you've visited Spain, especially Barcelona, for business, vacation, or family, it's likely you've visited one of our stores and tasted our Iberian products. We are the ham specialists, and we want you to continue enjoying this delicacy despite the distance.
Through our customers, their opinions, and their questions, we know that you love our ham. We want you to continue buying it easily, safely, and with the utmost guarantee when you return home to Finland. You might know of a Spanish restaurant in your area of residence or even a gourmet store where you can find the delicious Iberian ham.
But at what price? What about the quality? Are you paying more than its quality deserves? Is it the same as what you've tried in Spain? Look no further! We'll deliver it to you wherever you are and tell you everything about what, how, and in what way.
Next, we provide you with all the elements you need to make the decision that best suits your palate and your budget. Most importantly, as specialists in this field, we want you to know that the best ham isn't the most expensive; it's the one you like the most.
Types and Qualities of Ham
First of all, you need to understand that Spanish ham comes in two classes:
Non-Iberian Ham or Gran Reserva
Gran Reserva ham or Gran Reserva ham comes from white pigs. The second important thing to know is that white pigs are raised all around the world. They are raised only on farms and are fed with fodder. It's the simplest of all types of ham and also the most affordable.
Iberian ham comes from Iberian breed pigs whose mothers are always 100% Iberian. It's only raised on the Iberian Peninsula itself. It's the only animal in the world that can infiltrate fat into its muscle. This characteristic is what makes its ham so special and succulent.
Furthermore, Iberian ham comes in different qualities and flavors, depending on the animal's diet and the percentage of Iberian breed it has, which can be 50%, 75%, or 100%. Of course, the prices will be related to the characteristics of the animal, but most importantly, to the curing process. A cebo Iberian ham, from a pig raised only on a farm with fodder and cured for 24 months, cannot cost the same as a bellota Iberian ham from a pig that has been raised in the wild and whose ham has taken over three years to cure, with the care and patience of an expert.
The different types of Iberian ham are:
Iberian Cebo Ham
This ham comes from an Iberian pig fed on farms with fodder and cereals. Our cebo Iberian ham is cured for a minimum of 24 months for hams and 18 months for shoulder cuts.
Iberian Bellota Ham
This bellota ham comes from Iberian breed pigs whose mothers are 100% Iberian and have been fed on acorns and wild fruits during the last 4 months of their lives, from November to March. (See Montanera)
100% Iberian Bellota Ham - Pata Negra
This 100% bellota ham comes from purebred Iberian pigs, meaning both the father and mother are Iberian. It has also consumed acorns and wild fruits during the last 4 months of its life.
Our Flavors and Formats of Iberian Ham
As with any good dish, while the ingredients are crucial, the hand of the chef shaping and flavoring them is even more important. The same applies to making ham. Iberian pigs are born the same all over Spain, but each producing region imparts its own special touch thanks to various elements: climate, diet, and most importantly, the manufacturing and curing process implemented by the expert "chef," as we call it at Enrique Tomás. Based on these elements, we have a classification of flavors that we'll detail for you below.
The mildest and most palatable ham. It's the "all-purpose" ham because it's so pleasant and elegant that everyone enjoys it. It's always a safe bet, especially for gifting!
A ham full of nuances and very aromatic both in scent and taste. Perfect curing for the most ardent ham lovers.
The flavorful ham is the newest of them all. Its production is smaller than in other geographical areas. It's very profound and different. It's like an explosion of flavor that lingers in your mouth and memory.
The most international ham is the intense ham. Its unmistakable flavor stands out due to its richness and persistence on the palate. For ham enthusiasts with a discerning and enduring palate.
The whole piece can be a ham (hind leg of the pig) or a shoulder (front leg of the animal). Available in all flavors and origins.
We have boneless pieces of Gran Reserva Ham, Cebo Iberian Ham, and Bellota Iberian Ham.
We have all types of sliced ham and shoulder, available in individual packages for each origin and type.
We offer packs of various types and prices: travel packs, the Experience book, the Excellence of Ham, and tasting boxes that combine ham and Iberian charcuterie. All of these are ideal for creating delicious gifts!
Our Online Store from Finland
As serious ham experts, we'll also explain the flavors and varieties so that you don't feel deceived or just so you know what you're buying. Whether it's worth the money you're paying for it. If not, consider how easy it is nowadays with online shopping. At Enrique Tomás, we offer you the easiest, quickest, and most secure way to shop from your computer or mobile device, with the certainty that you're purchasing a product of the utmost quality. Of course, everything is completely guaranteed, provided by professionals with extensive experience and a recognized reputation who want to ensure that you enjoy eating ham and pay a fair price for the quality you receive.
Guaranteed Product. Enrique Tomás Total Guarantee
Enrique Tomás offers a total guarantee service; our pieces undergo a minimum of three checks to ensure that you receive your product at its perfect consumption point. If even so, your ham doesn't meet your expectations or doesn't turn out well, DON'T worry. Our pieces are completely guaranteed. We'll replace it within 10 days of receiving the order at your home.
Packaging and Shipping
If you're worried about shipping, don't be—everything is properly vacuum-sealed and well packaged to ensure it arrives in perfect condition. Shipping to Finland will cost around 15 euros, but it's free if your order is over 150 euros. Additionally, you'll get a guaranteed gift for orders over 100 euros and discount codes for product reviews.
As you've likely noticed, you won't run out of gift ideas. All of our ham pieces, whether whole or sliced, make for gourmet gifts. How often do you search for something unique to give as a gift? Especially on special occasions like birthdays, anniversaries, and, of course, Christmas. Well, gift ham—you'll be seen as a king or queen! You'll make the best impression. At Enrique Tomás, you'll find packs as the best option for gifting: to a family member, a client, to impress, to indulge... And think about how in Finland, it's not easy to find something like this with the quality we offer.
Have you seen how many advantages there are to buying online from your computer or using our app to buy ham on your phone? Fast, secure, and directly from those who truly know ham.
If you have more questions, you can contact our experts through the chat on our website or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Easier and safer, impossible!