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The Wall Street Journal


December 1, 2015

Whole Bellota Love - Ibérico de Bellota Ham
F. Martin Ramin

The ham from Ibérico de Bellota—made from acorn-fattened, black-hoofed pigs of southern Spain—is one of the country's great (and wildly expensive) delicacies. Eating Ibérico de Bellota is a rare treat, and cooking with it in its uncured form is almost unheard of. That's what makes the lomo, or loin, sold by importer La Tienda so special. Finely marbled with nutty fat, this cut stays succulent when grilled or roasted. Aljomar Lomo Ibérico de Bellota Pork Loin $45, for about one pound

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