Serrano ham or Jamón serrano is a Spanish raw ham, dry-cured with salt and air-dried for at least nine months. It was originally produced, in curing sheds in the mountainous areas, of the Andalusia region of Spain. It’s now produced commercially, under controlled conditions in most parts of Spain.
The serrano ham is made from a breed of white pigs or the commercial breed Duroc.
The word ‘Jamón’ means Ham and the word Sierra means mountain range so Jamón serrano literally means ham from the mountain range.
Jamón serrano is variously described as jamón reserva, jamón curado and jamón extra. All these hams are produced from compound-fed white pigs. (wiki)
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