100% IBERIAN PURE JAMÓN DE BELLOTA, THE TRUE "PATA NEGRA"
Our black label product comes with the new official black seal, ensuring maximum quality in breeding and curing of our products as per the Ibérico Quality Regulations (Royal Decree 4/2014).
Dehesas Reunidas is one of the few companies authorised to use the official black seal on its products, the top quality mark, with our black label products, guaranteeing products which are 100% bellota (acorn) and 100% ibéricos (iberian), bred in la Dehesa.
There are over 800 companies that produce jamón ibérico. And only 10 have been authorised by the Ministry of Agriculture and the Interprofessional Iberian Pig Association to use the black seal on their products (up to September 2014). And, of course, Dehesas Reunidas is one of them.
The new product seal, according to the Ibérico Quality Standard, entered into force on March 1, 2014, and separates Ibérico products into four categories, based on:
- The percentage of "Ibérico" in them: 50% ibérico, 75% ibérico and 100% ibérico. So the consumer can know if the ham has been crossed with Duroc, which is also used to produce non-Iberian cured ham.
- The environment where they live: in the pasture, in fields without oak trees, or in closed industrial buildings.
- And the feed given to the "ibéricos": acorn or feed.
RIGOROUS QUALITY CONTROL OF OUR PRODUCTS
The company Dehesas Reunidas is a pioneer in applying NIRS techology to control the individual quality of Iberian pig hams and shoulders, a process which offers the consumer a guarantee as to the quality of the product.
Through this technology, the fatty acid profile of each animal is determined using a quality index, which authenticates the commercial category "Bellota" (Acorn) of the Iberian pig product according to its feeding and handling regime.
The possibility of individual control over Iberian Pig channels through NIRS technology enables a better understanding of the raw material which enters the factory and better control of the process.
Dehesas Reunidas is commited to this technology which guarantees the consumer greater transparency in its products and the quality which leads us to have one of the BEST DELICACIES IN THE WORLD.
DESIGNATION OF ORIGIN "LOS PEDROCHES"
Dehesas Reunidas is part of the Designation of Origin Los Pedroches. All hams and shoulders covered by this designation have a special black seal with a unique number, added by the Designation of Origin technicians at the beginning of the curing process.
Only ham and shoulders meeting the maxima quality requirements required by the Regulatory Council are given this Designation's black seal. The pieces, once cured, pass a final quality control check and receive the vitola (label) of the Designation of Origin Los Pedroches, which is a sign that they have met the rigorous checks required.