Jamón, a gastronomic gem.
Join us on a memorable food tour.
Today we want to take you on a fascinating journey through the world of ham, an authentic gastronomic jewel with deep historical roots. Originally from Spain and known throughout the world for its unique flavor, ham has conquered the hearts of lovers of good food.
But what makes this delicacy so special? Join us as we explore its history.
Jamón has a rich and fascinating history dating back to ancient times. Its origin is in the Iberian Peninsula, where the Romans introduced pig farming and curing techniques. Over time, production techniques were perfected, and ham became an essential food in the Mediterranean diet.
During the Middle Ages, the monks played a fundamental role in the production of ham, developing curing and conservation methods. As technology advanced, new techniques arose to improve the flavor and quality of ham, such as the selection of specific breeds of pigs and the use of salting and smoking.
Today, ham is considered a delicatessen and an icon of Spanish gastronomy. There are different varieties of ham, such as Iberico and Serrano, each with its unique characteristics. The production process is still largely artisanal, with long periods of curing in the open air.
Jamón has become a cultural and gastronomic symbol, and its quality and flavor are recognized throughout the world. It is appreciated for its juicy texture, its intense flavor and its characteristic aroma. The evolution of ham over the centuries has been a testament to the passion and care that goes into its production, making it a culinary treasure.
If you want to enjoy one of the best hams in Girona, share a food tour with us,
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