If you live in the Czech Republic and you're a lover of Iberian ham and want to know where to buy Iberian ham in the Czech Republic, keep reading because you're going to learn a lot about it from the best. You adore ham, the king and most internationally recognized product of Spanish gastronomy, or maybe you haven't tried it yet and are curious about 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 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 lower quality in a supermarket or specialized store in your area. Here we go!
Spanish Ham in the Czech Republic
So, if you reside in the Czech Republic and have visited Spain, especially Barcelona, for business, vacation, or family reasons, you may have visited one of our stores and tasted our Iberian products. We are the ham specialists, and we want you not to give up this delicacy because of the distance. Through our customers, your opinions, and questions, we know that you love our ham, and we want you to continue buying it easily, safely, and with the utmost guarantee when you return home to the Czech Republic. You might even know a Spanish restaurant in your area of residence 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 wherever you are and 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 also your budget. Above all, one of the things that concern us most as specialists in the field is that you know that the best ham is not 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 classes:
Non-Iberian Ham or Gran Reserva
Gran Reserva Ham or Gran Reserva comes from white pigs. The second important thing to know is that white pigs are raised anywhere on the planet. They are raised solely on farms and with feed. It is the simplest of all types of ham and also the cheapest.
Iberian ham comes from pigs of the Iberian breed whose mother is always 100% Iberian breed. And it is only raised on the Iberian Peninsula, which bears its same name. It is the only animal in the world capable of infiltrating fat into the muscle. This characteristic is what makes its ham so special and juicy.
Similarly, Iberian ham comes in different qualities and flavors, depending on the feeding and the percentage of Iberian breed in the pig, which can be 50%, 75%, or 100%. And of course, the prices will be related to the characteristics of the pig, but above all to the curing process. A grain-fed Iberian ham whose pig has been raised solely on a farm with feed and has been cured for 24 months cannot cost the same as an acorn-fed Iberian ham that has been raised freely 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:
Cebo Iberian Ham
This ham comes from an Iberian pig fed on a farm with feed and cereals. Our grain-fed 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 an Iberian breed pig whose mother is 100% Iberian breed, and it has also been fed freely on acorns and wild fruits during the last 4 months of its life, from November to March (Montanera).
100% Iberian Acorn-Fed Ham - Pata Negra
This ham comes from a 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
As in any good dish, if the ingredients are crucial, so is the touch of the chef who shapes and flavors them. The same applies to ham production. The Iberian pig is born the same all over Spain, but each producing region will impart its special touch thanks to various elements: the climate, the feeding, and above all, the manufacturing and curing process implemented by the "chef," as we call them at Enrique Tomás. Based on these elements, we will have a classification of flavors that we detail below.
The mildest and most gentle ham to the palate. It's the "wild card" ham because it's so pleasant and elegant that everyone likes it. It's always a safe bet, especially as a gift!
A ham full of nuances and very aromatic both in scent and on the palate. Perfect curing for the ham lover's palate.
The flavorful ham is the most recent of them 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 your mouth and memory.
The most internationally recognized ham is the intense ham. Its flavor is unmistakable due to its fullness and persistence on the palate. For ham lovers with a demanding 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 flavors and origins.
We have boneless pieces of Gran Reserva Ham, Iberian Cebo, and Acorn-Fed Iberian.
We have all kinds of sliced ham and shoulder, in individual packs of each origin and type.
We have packs of ham or shoulder of various types and prices: travel packs, the Experience book, Jamón Excellence, and tasting boxes that combine ham and Iberian cured meats. All of them are great for making delicious gifts!
Our Online Store from the Czech Republic
As serious experts in ham, we will also explain the flavors and varieties so that you don't feel deceived or simply to make sure 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, quickest, and safest way to buy from your computer or mobile, with the certainty that you're purchasing a product of the highest quality. Of course, everything is completely guaranteed, from the hands of 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. Total Guarantee from Enrique Tomás
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 isn't what you expected or doesn't turn out well, DON'T worry. Our pieces are fully guaranteed. We will replace it for you 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 arrive in perfect condition. Shipping will cost you around 20 euros to the Czech Republic, but it will be free if your order is over 150 euros. Plus, you'll get a guaranteed gift for orders over 100 euros and discount codes for product reviews.
As you may have noticed, you won't run out of gift ideas. All our whole or sliced hams make for 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. So, give ham as a gift, and you'll be 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 spoil... And think about how in the Czech Republic, 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 using our app to buy ham on your mobile? Fast, secure, and direct from those who truly know ham.
If you have more questions, you can contact our experts via the chat on our website or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It can't get any easier!
So, after reading this article, if you're living in the Czech Republic and want to enjoy the best Spanish ham, now you know that you can easily order it from Enrique Tomás. Whether you prefer non-Iberian ham or authentic Iberian ham, there are various types and flavors available to suit your preferences. You can choose between whole pieces, boneless pieces, or even pre-sliced options, all delivered right to your doorstep.
Enrique Tomás guarantees the quality and authenticity of their products, and their online store provides a convenient and safe way to get the finest Spanish ham without having to leave your home. Whether you want to indulge in a personal treat or give a unique and exquisite gift, Spanish ham from Enrique Tomás is a delicious choice that's just a few clicks away.
Note: This article is a translation of the original Spanish content provided by Enrique Tomás.
Source: Enrique Tomás Blog