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Prosciutto vs Jamon Iberico

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Prosciutto vs Jamon Iberico

What do you prefer? To my taste, iberico is a little better.
I saw the proscuito you can buy easily while iberico is harder to find here in Mississauga.
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I'm italian so Proshoot all the way. I LOVE prosciutto, its the best ever. who ever invented that stuff is a genious
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Isn't prosciutto drier? Jamon Iberico is very moist and tender.

Prosciutto is good, but (even the more basic) jamon iberico is delectable as long as it's been freshly sliced and not pre-packaged. The first time I had it, I didn't even really know what it was, and I was chomping it down.
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Neither.... jamon de bellota FTW
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Given the choice between the two, Iberico. They were freshly slicing platters when I was at IESE and oh my god it was melt in your mouth delicious.
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Proscuitto ftw !! I always make sure my fridge is stocked with the stuff from the European delis around me.
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roblombardi wrote:
Oct 29th, 2018 9:15 am
Neither.... jamon de bellota FTW
What you mean is jamon (iberico) de bellota...it's still jamon iberico! Face With Stuck-out Tongue And Tightly-closed Eyes
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I'm italian so Proshoot all the way. I LOVE prosciutto, its the best ever. who ever invented that stuff is a genious
Another genius invented prosciutto e melone!
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peanutz wrote:
Oct 29th, 2018 11:24 pm
What you mean is jamon (iberico) de bellota...it's still jamon iberico! Face With Stuck-out Tongue And Tightly-closed Eyes
True that!.... however, usually people in Spain refer to jamon iberico de cebo as "jamon iberico", and to jamon iberico de bellota as "jamon de bellota", which is better in my opinion
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peanutz wrote:
Oct 26th, 2018 7:21 pm
Isn't prosciutto drier? Jamon Iberico is very moist and tender.

Prosciutto is good, but (even the more basic) jamon iberico is delectable as long as it's been freshly sliced and not pre-packaged. The first time I had it, I didn't even really know what it was, and I was chomping it down.
In my opinion and from my experience Jamon is far drier than prosciutto. I personally like prosciutto better as it seems to have a stronger lingering taste. It seems to go with other things better and can be cooked (and still taste good).
Spanish Jamon (Iberico or other) is drier, chewier and is best on it's own. We went to the Museo del Jamon in Madrid (there are 3 of them https://www.tripadvisor.ca/Attraction_R ... adrid.html ) and were astounded at the variations of Spanish jamons and nearly fell over at the prices of some of it.
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I'm going to Barcelona next week. I wish there was a way to do a RFD Jamon Iberico group buy.
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Much prefer iberico as its dryer and I find have much better flavor. For sandwiches, prosciutto, but for eating on its own or with breadsticks or cheese, iberico

Iberico is also a lot more expensive than prosciutto here (GTA) I find. It's around $30/100g of iberico at Schaefers which is only place I know of that sells it

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