5. WHAT ARE THE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR CONSUMPTION?
In the case of the ham being sliced over the course of one or two months, it is recommended to select slightly tender hams. Conversely, if it is estimated that the ham will be consumed within 3 days, it is advisable to select completely cured hams. In any case, it is advised to leave the product to sit and reach room temperature when it arrives at your establishment or home.
In the case of vacuum packed products, our recommendation is to keep all packages in the refrigerator, except those that we estimate will be consumed within a 4 day period. This way, we will have room temperature packages available. If taken out of the refrigerator, we recommend waiting until the product reaches 21º; this process may be accelerated by wetting each side of the package with warm-hot water before opening.
In both cases, open and wait 5 minutes before consuming.
For more information about cutting 100% acorn fed Iberian ham (previously acorn fed Iberian ham), and acorn fed Iberian shoulder, see our cutting manual.