Tuesday, 27 December 2011

What are the Designations of Origin for hams (jamón) in Spain?.


The most demanding distinctive quality mark for food is the Designation of Origin (DO). Products protected under this formula are those whose quality and characteristics are due to their geographical environment with its natural and human aspects, and whose production, processing and manufacture are always carried out within the geographical area from which they take their name.

In Spain, Designations of Origin for our reputed hams are as follows:
  • Jamón de Teruel, (Teruel): 
  • Los Pedroches, (Huelva):
  • Dehesa de Extremadura (Extremadura): 
  • Guijuelo (Salamanca):
  • Jamón de Huelva (Huelva): 
Teruel province location in Spain

Jamones Casa Mata S.L., our mother company, is located in Rubielos de Mora, (Teruel province). We feed our own pigs in our farms, we sacrifice them and we process and cure its hams, complying with all the standard regulations stated by the Jamón de Teruel Regulatory Council

To get further details about:
  • Regulatory Council
  • Processing Methods
  • Pigs origin and breeds
  • Total production 
  • Exports
  • Etc.
You are invited to have a look at the official information given by "FOODS FROM SPAIN"  website dedicated to our Jamón de Teruel, Designation of Origin. 

In our blog, you are welcome to follow this link to one of the posts we have written to describe our delicious Jamón de Teruel.

Jamon de Teruel
Jamón de Teruel is a Designation of Origin protected by the EU, that is the reason why our quality label reads "Jamón de Teruel DOP" in Spanish, or "Ham from Teruel PDO in English language.
 If you want to know more about a protected designation of origin we recommend you to read this post: What is a Protected Designation of Origin by the EU?

The world of cured hams from Spain is fascinating!, do not hesitate to contact us for any information you might require at clientes@antoniomata.com. We are specialized in Spanish hams: Jamón de Teruel, jamón ibérico, jamón serrano, etc. and we will be delighted to solve all of your doubts. Be welcome at any time!

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