Pata Negra is THE most expensive ham in the world. Made from 100% pure breed Iberian black-foot pigs bred in the lush green landscapes of the Sierra Norte de Sevilla Natural Park, pigs are fed on acorns which give the meat its signature nutty and aromatic flavour. These are some seriously pampered pigs and it is the years of experience, dedication, time and patience of an expert 'Master Ham-maker' that brings such wonderful meat to our table. No wonder it is so expensive... with whole legs reaching up to £1,600 in some London stores.
I have found a great company called 'La Pata Negra' that sell 30 month cured 'Sierra de Sevilla' Altus Iberico ham for nearly half the price of what it retails at in some stores in the UK. The wonderful ham has a fantastic and unique flavour, with sweet aromatic fat and a really nutty tasting meat that is absolutely delicious. It really is too good to be eaten any way other than by itself . I could quite happily chomp away endlessly on Pata Negra and never grow tired. The chorizo is also exceptional, with its famed smoky paprika (or Pimenton) making it so versatile, great eaten by itself, sauteed with potatoes, used in stews and Paellas, sandwiches and sandwiches... It really is a fantastic ingredient that turns an otherwise bland meal into something unique.
My good friends at 'La Pata Negra' offer top quality fantastic products from Seville, with a whole range of fantastic products like Acorn-fed Chorizo cream, Acorn-fed loin, Iberian spiced sausage and Iberian shoulder ham as well as many more products to look out for in the new year too. Check out their website and sign up to the mailing list for special offers and order your wonderful ham and other products in time for Christmas by visiting:
You'd be a fool not to serve up some Pata Negra at your Christmas table this year!