Acorn Fed Acorn Fed

Stories have it that in Spain, even when a family is down on their luck, there's always money for ham. That's especially true at Christmas time when it seems like every house gets a whole leg of bone-in cured ham. The creme de la creme of Spain's ham is Jamón ibérico de bellota, the cured ham made from black Iberian pigs fed a diet of acorns (bellotas). The acorn diet has a magical effect on the meat, creating fat that melts in your mouth in a surreal, super delicious way. This is the pinacle of ham and the price is at the pinacle, too. For the pork-o-phile you know, this is a gift they will geek out over to no end.