If you live in Croatia and you're a lover of Iberian ham and want to know where to buy Iberian ham in Croatia, keep reading because you're about to learn a lot about it from the best. You adore ham, the king and most international product of Spanish gastronomy, 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 everything!
At Enrique Tomás, we make it very easy for you. We'll explain its types and varieties and how to buy it without having to travel, with the total guarantee of quality and purchase, without having to pay more money for less quality at a supermarket or specialty store in your local area. Here we go!
Spanish Ham in Croatia
So, if you live in Croatia and have visited Spain, especially Barcelona for business, vacation, or family, you've likely visited one of our stores and tried our Iberian products. We are ham specialists and we want you not to give up this delicacy due to distance.
Through our customers, your feedback, and questions, we know you love our ham, and we want you to continue buying it easily, safely, and with the highest guarantee when you return home to Croatia. Perhaps you know a Spanish restaurant in your area or even a gourmet shop 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 no matter where you are, and we'll tell you everything about what, how, and in what way.
Next, we provide you with all the elements so you can make the decision that best suits your palate and your budget. Above all, one of the things that concerns us the most as specialists in the field is for you to know that the best ham isn't the most expensive, but the one you like the most.
Types and Qualities of Ham
The first thing to understand is that Spanish ham comes in two types:
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 anywhere in the world. They are raised only on farms and fed with feed. It's the simplest of all types of ham and also the cheapest.
Iberian ham comes from the pig of the Iberian breed, whose mother is always 100% Iberian breed. And it's raised only on the Iberian Peninsula. It's the only animal in the world capable of infiltrating fat into the muscle. This characteristic is what makes its ham so special and juicy.
Furthermore, Iberian ham has different qualities and flavors, depending on the diet and the percentage of Iberian breed of the animal, which can be 50%, 75%, or 100%. And of course, prices will correspond to the characteristics of the animal, but above all to the curing process. An Iberian ham from grain-fed pigs, raised only on farms and cured for 24 months, cannot cost the same as an acorn-fed Iberian ham that has been raised in the wild and whose ham has taken more than three years to cure, with the care and patience of an expert.
The different types of Iberian ham are:
Iberian Grain-Fed Ham
This ham comes from an Iberian pig fed on a farm with feed and grains. Our grain-fed Iberian ham is cured for a minimum of 24 months if it's ham or 18 months if it's shoulder.
Acorn-Fed Iberian Ham
This acorn-fed Iberian ham comes from the pig of the Iberian breed, whose mother is 100% Iberian breed, and it has also been fed freely on acorns and wild fruits for the last 4 months of its life, from November to March (Montanera season).
100% Iberian Bellota Ham - Pata Negra
This Pata Negra ham comes from the purebred Iberian pig, meaning both its father and mother are Iberian. It has also eaten acorns and wild fruits during the last 4 months of its life.
Our Flavors and Formats of Iberian Ham
Just as in any good dish, if the ingredients are crucial, the touch of the chef who shapes and flavors them is even more important. The same applies when making ham. The Iberian pig is born the same all over Spain, but each producing region adds its special touch thanks to various elements: climate, diet, and especially the manufacturing and curing process implemented by the expert "cook," as we call it at Enrique Tomás. Based on these elements, we have a classification of flavors that we detail below.
The mildest and most gentle ham on the palate. It's the "joker" ham because it's so pleasant and elegant that everyone loves it. It's always a safe bet, especially as a gift!
A ham full of nuances and very aromatic both in the nose and on the palate. Perfectly cured for those who love ham.
The flavorful ham is the most recent of all. Its production is smaller than in other geographical areas. It's very deep, different. It's like an explosion of flavor that lingers in the mouth and memory.
The most international ham is the intense ham. Its flavor is unmistakable due to its fullness and persistence on the palate. For those who love ham with a discerning and resilient palate.
The whole piece can be a ham (rear leg of the pig) or a shoulder (front leg of the animal). Available in all tastes and origins.
We have boneless pieces of Gran Reserva Ham, Grain-Fed Iberian Ham, and Acorn-Fed Iberian Ham.
We have all types of ham and shoulder slices, in individual packages for each origin and type.
We have packs of various types and prices: travel packs, the Experience Book, the Jamón Excellence, and tasting boxes that combine ham and Iberian cold cuts. All ideal for making delicious gifts!
Our Online Store from Croatia
As serious ham experts, we'll also explain the flavors and varieties so that you don't feel deceived, or simply so you know what you're buying. If it's worth the money you're going to pay for it. If not, think about how easy it is nowadays with online shopping.
At Enrique Tomás, we offer you the easiest, fastest, and safest way to buy from your computer or mobile, with the certainty that you're buying a top-quality product. Of course, everything is fully guaranteed, by experienced professionals with 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 in perfect condition. If, even so, your ham piece is not what you expected or doesn't turn out well, DON'T worry. Our pieces are fully guaranteed. We will replace it within 10 days of receiving your order at your home.
Packaging and Transportation
If you're worried about transportation, don't be; everything is properly vacuum-packed and well-packaged to arrive perfectly. Transportation to Croatia will cost you around 20 euros, but it's free if your order is over 150 euros. Furthermore, you'll receive a guaranteed gift for orders over 100 euros, as well as discount codes for product reviews.
As you've probably noticed, you won't lack ideas. All our whole hams or sliced hams are gourmet gifts. How many times do you look for something original to give as a gift, especially on special occasions like birthdays, anniversaries, and of course, Christmas? Well, give ham, and you'll be like a king or queen! You'll leave the best impression.
At Enrique Tomás, you'll find packs as the best option for giving gifts: to a family member, a client, to impress, to pamper... And think about how in Croatia 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 from our app to buy ham on your mobile? Fast, safe, and direct from those who truly know ham. If you have more questions, you can contact our experts in the chat on our website or send us an email at email@example.com.
It couldn't be easier and safer!