More than 40 years ago, Mariano Gómez, S.A. was set up as a company. Our grandfather, Mariano Gómez, and our father Luis, had already spent many years curing hams but it was not until 1973 that they set up the company we are currently running as the third generation.
One of the widest-spread fallacies in the world of ham is that ham from sows is better quality that ham from boars. This legend probably springs from confusing the terms jamón de hembra with jamón de cerda as they both imply ham made from a female pig.
Every day, mid afternoon, I begin my rounds of the natural drying areas or ’round the factory’ as I always heard my father refer to it. It’s more than an obligation, it’s practically a ritual. This a route takes me from the reception and salting chambers to the natural drying areas, monitoring each and every […]