From Spain to London: The Best Ways to Savour Jamón Ibérico and Serrano

Spanish ham, particularly Jamón Ibérico and Jamón Serrano, is a culinary treasure that has captured the hearts of food enthusiasts around the world. These hams, known for their rich flavours and delicate textures, are best enjoyed in traditional ways that enhance their natural qualities. In London, you can experience these authentic Spanish traditions and savour the ham as if you were in Spain, as we bring it straight from our own farm.

Spanish ham and other cured meats (chorizo, salchichón, lomo ibérico…)

One of the most traditional methods of enjoying Spanish ham is by serving it thinly sliced on a plate. This simple yet elegant presentation allows you to fully appreciate the complex flavors and melt-in-your-mouth texture of the ham. The slices are typically cut by hand using a long, thin knife, ensuring each piece is perfect. To enhance the experience, the ham is often served at room temperature, which brings out its rich aroma and taste.

Spanish “pan con tomate” at Llerena

Spanish ham is also frequently paired with complementary foods to create a more elaborate culinary experience. One popular combination is serving the ham with rustic bread and olive oil, or the classic “pan con tomate” (bread with tomato), where the bread is rubbed with ripe tomatoes, drizzled with olive oil, and sprinkled with salt. Another beloved pairing is with Manchego cheese, a slightly nutty cheese that perfectly balances the rich, salty flavors of the ham. Additionally, Spanish ham is often enjoyed as part of tapas, small dishes that include a variety of ingredients, from olives to other cured meats, providing a true taste of Spain in every bite. With our hams coming directly from our farm, you can be assured of an authentic flavour that transports you straight to Spain.