If you live in the Netherlands and you're a lover of Iberian ham and want to know where to buy Iberian ham in the Netherlands, keep reading because you're about to learn a lot about it from the experts. You adore ham, the king of products and the most internationally recognized Spanish culinary delight, 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 best place to find out all about it!
At Enrique Tomás, we make it incredibly easy for you. We'll explain the different types and varieties of ham and how to buy it without having to travel. You'll have the total guarantee of quality and purchase, without having to pay more money for lower quality at a supermarket or specialized store in your area.
Here we go!
Spanish Ham in the Netherlands
So, if you reside in the Netherlands and you've visited Spain, especially Barcelona, for business, vacations, or family, you may have visited one of our stores and tasted our Iberian products. We are ham specialists and we want you to continue enjoying this delicacy even if you're far away.
Through our customers, your opinions, and questions, we know that you love our ham, and we want you to keep buying it easily, securely, and with the highest guarantee when you return home to the Netherlands. You might know a Spanish restaurant in your area of residence or even a gourmet store where you can find delicious Iberian ham.
But at what price? What quality? Are you paying more than its quality is worth? Is it the same as what you tried in Spain? Look no further! We'll deliver it to you wherever you are and we'll tell you all about what, how, and in what way.
Next, we provide you with all the elements to make the decision that best suits your palate and your budget. Above all, one of our main concerns as specialists is that you know that the best ham isn't the most expensive one, but the one you like the most.
Types and Qualities of Ham
The first thing to understand is that Spanish ham comes in two classes:
Non-Iberian Ham or Grand Reserve Ham
Grand Reserve Ham or Grand Reserve Ham comes from white pigs. The second important thing to know is that white pigs are raised anywhere in the world. They are raised only on farms and with feed. It's the simplest type of ham and also the most affordable.
Iberian ham comes from Iberian breed pigs, whose mother is always 100% Iberian. It's only raised on the Iberian Peninsula. It's the only animal in the world capable of infiltrating fat into the muscle. This unique characteristic makes its ham special and juicy.
In turn, Iberian ham comes in different qualities and flavors, depending on the diet and the percentage of Iberian breed in the pig, which can be 50%, 75%, or 100%. And of course, the prices will correspond to the characteristics of the animal but mostly to the curing process.
An Iberian ham from pigs fed with feed and raised solely on a farm for 24 months cannot cost the same as an acorn-fed Iberian ham from pigs raised in the wild, whose ham has taken more than three years to cure, with the care and patience of an expert.
The different Iberian types are:
Iberian Cebo Ham
This ham comes from an Iberian pig fed on a farm with feed and cereals. Our cebo Iberian ham is cured for a minimum of 24 months if it's a ham, or 18 months if it's a shoulder.
Acorn-Fed Iberian Ham
This ham comes from Iberian breed pigs, whose mother is 100% Iberian, and has been fed on acorns and wild fruits during the last 4 months of its life, from November to March (Montanera season).
100% Iberian Bellota Ham - Pata Negra
This ham comes from purebred Iberian pigs, meaning both the father and mother are Iberian. It has also been fed on acorns and wild fruits during the last 4 months of its life.
Our Flavors and Formats of Iberian Ham
As with any great dish, while the ingredients are crucial, the touch of the chef shaping and seasoning them is just as important. The same holds true when it comes to crafting ham.
Iberian pigs are born the same across all parts of Spain, but each producing region adds its special touch thanks to several factors: climate, diet, and above all, 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 detail below.
MildThe mildest and most pleasant ham for the palate. It's the "all-around" ham because it's so delightful and elegant that everyone loves it. It's always a safe choice, especially as a gift!
A ham full of nuances and highly aromatic both in aroma and taste. Perfectly cured for those who truly love ham.
The flavorful ham is the most recent of all. Its production is smaller than that of other geographical areas. It's very deep and different. It's like an explosion of flavor that lingers in the mouth and memory.
The most international ham is the intense one. Its flavor is unmistakable due to its robustness and persistence on the palate. For those who have a demanding and resilient palate when it comes to ham.
The whole piece can be a ham (rear leg of the pig) or a shoulder (front leg of the animal). Available in all flavors and origins.
We have boneless hams from Gran Reserva, Iberian Cebo, and Iberian Bellota.
We offer all types of sliced ham and shoulder, in individual packages for each type and origin.
We have packs of ham or shoulder in various types and price ranges: travel packs, the Experience book, Jamón Excellence, and tasting boxes that combine ham and Iberian charcuterie. All of them are perfect for creating delicious gifts!
Our Online Store from the Netherlands
As serious ham experts, we'll also explain the flavors and varieties to ensure you don't feel deceived or unsure about what you're buying. We want you to feel confident that your money is well spent. If not, think about how easy it is nowadays to shop online.
At Enrique Tomás, we offer you the easiest, fastest, and safest way to shop from your computer or mobile device, with the assurance that you're purchasing a product of the highest quality. Everything is fully guaranteed, backed by experienced professionals with a recognized reputation who want to ensure 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 quality controls to ensure you receive your product in perfect condition. If, for any reason, your ham isn't what you expected or doesn't turn out well, DON'T worry. Our pieces are fully guaranteed. We'll replace it for you within 10 days of receiving your order at home.
Packaging and Shipping
If you're concerned about shipping, don't worry; everything is properly vacuum-sealed and well packaged to ensure it arrives in perfect condition. Shipping to the Netherlands costs around 15 euros, but it's free if your order is over 150 euros. Additionally, you'll receive a guaranteed gift for orders over 100 euros and discount codes for product reviews.
As you can see, you won't lack for gift ideas. All of our whole hams or sliced products make for gourmet gifts. How many times do you look for something unique to give as a present, especially for occasions like birthdays, anniversaries, and of course, Christmas? Well, give the gift of ham, and you'll look like a king or queen!
At Enrique Tomás, you'll find packs as the best option for gifting: to a family member, a client, to impress, to pamper... And consider that in the Netherlands, it's not easy to find something like this with the quality we offer.
Have you seen how many advantages there are to shopping online from your computer or from our app for buying ham on your mobile? Fast, secure, and directly from those who really know about ham.
If you have more questions, you can contact our experts through the chat on our website or send us an email to email@example.com.