from the larder
a guide to Ibérico cold cuts
Cold cuts is a Mediterranean tradition. A delicacy on its own, such as the ham in an ibérico platter; and even better when used as the star ingredient in dishes, such as the chorizo in tapas! For starters, what are cold cuts? Simply put, they are cured meats that have been preserved through the process of salting, drying and aging. Curing, in the old days, was to slow spoilage and prevent the growth of harmful microorganisms. Now, the technique is adopted for the unique texture and taste it imparts to the meat. As for its aroma, it is heavily dependent on the quality and the type of meat. Ibérico pork, made from 100% Iberian free-roaming and acorn-fed pigs, is a beloved choice for its distinctive sweetness, flavour and aroma. We have prepared a small guide for our diners, to get you better acquainted with our selection of these Mediterranean cultural heritage.