JULIAN MAIRAL SERRANO RESERVE
Serrano ham off-the-bone cured for 18+ months
Weight: 5 - 6kg
Serrano ham at its finest, ready to machine-slice. This ham is made for Ibericsa by Julian Mairal. It is their reserve ham, which means it has been cured for at least 18 months. Mairal Serrano is a staple at better restaurants in the area and soon (see below) will be appearing on menus in Japan.
Julian Mairal is a family-owned operation (the same folks who bring us the Mipanas Red over in the wine section) that has been operating on their family lands in the mountains of Aragón near Barbastro for generations. The company in now being run by the younger generation of Mairals, who have opted to invest in the latest ham curing technology, some of which they invented themselves. Think gleaming stainless steel. As a result, their facilities have surpassed the standards required by the Japanese government for export to Japan, some of the highest sanitation standards in the world. Not many Spanish companies can say this.
“Congratulations on making it so simple to buy and enjoy Spanish ham. Somebody should have invented this easy packaging years ago.”
–Geoff Marmona, Warrington, Cheshire, United Kingdom