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A repeat triumph at the Great Taste awards

We’re especially proud today to bring news that our Morcon Iberico Bellota has received a two-star award at the 2015 Great Taste Awards. This follows on from our success at last year’s event.

Some of the comments received from the judges:

Fantastic texture, good colour, rustic and perfectly seasoned. The fat is rich and soft, the meat tender and flavourful.

Lovely spicy paprika on the nose. Very tender and a lovely level of spicing coming through. Moist, meltingly tender flavoursome and balanced.

Wonderful, long complex flavour.

There is a great paprika colour to this rustic chorizo. We found a deal of interest in the flavour with an easy texture to the bite. There was a hint of a ‘cheesy’ character in the gentle, almost light, paprika spicing.

The Great Taste Awards bring together over 400 the world’s most finely-tuned, demanding palates – belonging to food critics, celebrated chefs, food journalists, members of the Women’s Institute, and farmers amongst others – to participate in the world’s largest blind-taste tests. To achieve a one-star award is a real honour, but to receive a two-star award for the second consecutive year makes us seriously proud.

You can purchase our award-winning Morcon Iberico Bellota from our online store or from any of our gourmet stalls across London. Make your taste buds happy!

Rainsborough Square Artisan Food Market

This month, to celebrate Fulham’s rich foodie history, the Rainsborough Square Fulham Artisan Food Market will take place on Saturday 24 January – for one day only – in a smart new residential square in Farm Lane, just a short walk from Fulham Broadway.

Everyone is welcome at the market where a selection of exceptional British and international produce will be available to taste, sip and purchase for the whole family at Rainsborough Square.

The market will be selling everything from the latest street food trends to French delicacies. So, whether you’re searching for unusual, fresh ingredients from independent producers to use in your home cooking, or just fancy treating yourself to some home-made dishes from London’s most succulent vendors – the Rainsborough Square Artisan Food Market is sure to whet your appetite.

www.londonsquare.co.uk/#FoodpopupLondonSq

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11/09/2014 / / 0 Comments / Awesome

Iberian Deli triumphs at the 2014 Great Taste awards

Great Taste, organised by the Guild of Fine Food, is the acknowledged benchmark for speciality food and drink. It has been described as the ‘Oscars’ of the food world and the ‘epicurean equivalent of the Booker prize’.

Here at Iberian Deli we are extremely proud to announce that our Spanish Ham picked up a two-star award at the 2014 Great Taste. Following what is the world’s largest blind-tasted food awards, where taste trumps fancy packaging and reputation, our Cárdeno Jamón Ibérico de Bellota (Acorn-Fed Iberico Ham) is now able to proudly carry the little gold and black Great Taste logo.

award_logoIt takes a lot to decide the worthy winners. Judged by over 400 of the most demanding palates belonging to food critics, chefs, cooks, members of the Women’s Institute, farmers and a host of food writers and journalists, Great Taste is widely acknowledged as the most respected food accreditation scheme for artisan and speciality food producers. When a product wears a Great Taste label it carries a badge of honour but more importantly, the Great Taste logo is a signpost to a wonderful tasting product – and hundreds of judges have worked hard to discover the very best through hours and hours of blind-tasting a total of 10,000 different foods and drink.

 

We always knew that our products had winning qualities. Now it’s official! You can have our award-winning ham delivered direct to your door, or you can come and join us at any of the various food markets we attend for a free taster.

Acorn-fed Ibérico Ham at Peckham Square Today!

Look out for our stall at the Peckham Square Christmas Market today until 5pm. Don’t worry if you can’t make it, we’ll be attending at least three more Christmas Markets so you have plenty time to stock up in time for the festive season. Acorn-fed Ibérico Ham also makes an ideal present for your loved ones. Who wouldn’t want to receive the gourmet taste of our Extremadura acorn-fed pork delicacies?

07/12/2013 / / 0 Comments / Awesome

Let the Magic Begin at Camberwell

One of the stops on our Christmas Market tour this festive season is at the Camberwell Christmas Market. We’ll have a selection of fine Spanish gourmet ham available for sale, including our limited-production chorizo, lomo and salchichon.

Join us on Saturday 14th or Sunday 15th between 10am and 4pm and treat yourself this Christmas to the very best that Spain has to offer.

Full details of the Camberwell Christmas Market here (PDF).

 

If you can’t make it to Camberwell, check out the other Christmas Markets we’ll be visiting this December.

05/12/2013 / / 0 Comments / Awesome

Beautiful Extremadura

A Stunning Environment

T he Iberian pig has been part of the landscape of Extremadura since ancient times. The Romans knew about the exceptional qualities of the Hispania hams. The farming traditions have lasted for centuries, allowing for a maintained, preserved and even enhanced breed which is a real genetic treasure.

Extremadura is the best location for rearing pigs, with nearly a million hectares of Dehesa – one of the best preserved ecosystems in Europe. The Dehesa is an agroforestal system that permits a balanced and non-abusive method of farming; an extensive natural environment combining pastureland and woodland where livestock, such as the Ibérico pig, the Merino sheep and Retinto cattle, live together with other wild species.

The Iberian pig performs the miracle of transforming the pasture and acorns it feeds upon into one of the healthiest and most exquisite natural products: Ibérico ham.

‘Ecological’ and ‘sustainability’ are buzz-words in these modern times, but in beautiful Extremadura it’s been the way of life for hundreds of years.

12/11/2013 / / 0 Comments / Awesome

The Iberian pig performs the miracle of transforming the pasture and acorns it feeds upon into one of the healthiest and most exquisite natural products: Ibérico ham.