Spanish 5j Ham of Sánchez Romero

Iberian ham 5j (5 Jotas)

Located in the heart of the breathtaking Sierra de Aracena, the village of Jabugo (Huelva, Andalusia) hides one of the most precious treasures of Spain: the jamón de Jabugo de Sánchez Romero Carvajal (cured ham). Since 1879, it has represented the flagship product of Spanish gastronomy thanks to all the efforts made to preserve the standards and the purity of Iberian pig meat.

It is said that these animals descend directly from the prehistoric Mediterranean boar.

It is possible to find the “secrets” of this fine ham in the way the animals are bred (in freedom), raised, fed (they basically eat acorns) and, then, artisanally cured.

The long curing process of 5 Jotas Jabugo Ham lasts 18-36 months (normally two years) and this delicate procedure takes place in the natural cold environment of Sierra de Aracena. The elements that distinguish a Jabugo Ham from any other cured ham are its unique aroma, its intense flavor and  its exquisite natural fat. All these features allows it to be the Spanish most appreciated ham all over the world.

Since 1893, 5J Jabugo Ham, along with all the other products of Sánchez Romero Carvajal, has become part of the Osborne group and it can be tasted in special restaurants called Mesones 5J, which can be found in the most important Spanish cities, such as Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Seville and Jabugo.

Every year about 60,000 hams are produced. As it is stated in La guía del buen jamón (The Guide of the Fine Ham), there are also about 450 “exclusive” establishments all over Spain in which it is possible to have the privilege of tasting 5J Jabugo Ham.

Buy now a 5J jabugo Ham in our store. The original 5J Jabugo Ham is just a click away!

Translated by:

Angelo Nestore (dioniso@hotmail.es)

Sobre admin