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Serrano & Iberico Hams

Spanish Serrano and Iberico hams delivered to your door...

Dispatched from sun-kissed Andalucia in southern Spain to your door within the week, you can be eating one of Spain's most sought after food exports.

From their great value Boneless Bodega Ham to the awesome acorn-fed Iberico Bellota Reserva, Orce Serrano Hams offer a gamut of peerless products to suit all pockets and tastes.

How do we know this..?

We know this because we demand top quality produce, and Orce Serrano Hams supply us with just that.

For example: recently, we asked for one of their most exclusive and expensive hams, the fabled Iberico Bellota Reserva Paleta (acorn-fed foreleg aged for 36 months). 

I was SO looking forward to this delivery I thought I'd burst with anticipation and the wait, but you could have knocked me down with a feather when it arrived just five days later!

An Aladdin's cave of goodies...

Securely packaged, it was delivered during a recent cooking week, so we descended on the box with glee.  Once opened we found the following:

But also, emanating from within, there was this deep dark rich aroma (which must have driven our local postie mad with curiosity!).  We quickly assembled the wooden stand (essential for carving) and pinioned the heavy leg ready for slicing.

The scariest cut of all...

Knowing that this was a moment to savour, my hand literally trembled on this, the most expensive of their Serrano and Iberico hams as I cut that first slice!  But, armed with Iain's excellent instructions  - and super-sharp ham knife - I couldn't go wrong as I sliced off wafer thin sheets of mahogany coloured meat.

And then it was our guest's turn: one by one they pared off lacey swatches of ham so aromatic you could taste it even before putting it in your mouth!

"I was so scared making that first cut, but, oh my God, what flavour !" (Katie Vickery, on slicing and tasting an acorn-fed paleta)
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So, what did it taste like..?

Well, devine, of course!  Deep, rich and heavily scented with nutty undertones, it was the most tender, delicate and distinctive hams I'd ever eaten.

And that was also the view of our lucky guests, who unanimously declared Serrano and Iberico ham to be food of the Gods!

Move aside Parma, Iberico is taking over..!

Served in the best tapas bars on the Iberian peninsula, and perfect on it's own with a ripe Charentais melon, succulent peaches or a good piece of real buffalo mozzarella, this ham is unbelievably good!

But, that acorn-fed Paleta is just one of the excellent hams in their extensive range, and they will dispatch not only hams but all these local products too, as well as recipes and advice on carving and storage:


Iain and Gayle are the epitome of friendly efficiency and will happily answer any questions you have.

Prices start from just £85.95 delivered to your door, so, if you'd like to know more, or want to order one of their hams, either:

Orce Serrano Hams. Fuente Nueva, 93. 18858 Orce. Granada. Spain.















































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5 Day/5 Night Cooking Courses Include:

  • Expert hands-on tuition with British chef

  • All courses conducted in English

  • All cooking ingredients, equipment and aprons

  • A continental breakfast each day

  • Lunch each day

  • Dinner
    (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday)

  • Tea, coffee and wine

  • An evening meal on the day of your arrival

  • En suite centrally-heated accommodation

  • Recipe pack containing all the dishes cooked during your stay

  • Entrance fees to places visited

  • Private and secluded pool

  • Internet and Email

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    Some of the things you'll be doing on the cooking course:

    Learn how to cook pastries, breads and soups

    Select and prepare the best fish and shellfish

    Butcher common joints of meat

    Cook classic French and Italian sauces

    Construct modern dressings

    Master the art of stylish contemporary food presentation