Cinco Jotas (5J's) is considered one of the top Iberian ham producers in Spain. The jamones are from pigs that are 100% Iberian stock - not bred with the common domestic pig. These special pigs are allowed to roam and forage on fallen acorns througout the fall, fattening up at their leisure. This is a whole leg of jamon with the bone in, so you will need a knife to slice it and a stand to put it on if you don't have one.
The legs are completely cured and do not need to be refrigerated, but they do need to be stored in a cool spot. It's natural for some mold to form. It can be easily rubbed off and is safe.
Average weight is between 17-19 lbs for the whole jamon.
PLEASE NOTE: Although this product is fully cured, it is still somewhat perishable. We recommend that it be kept cool during shipping, especially during the summer. We ship perishable items with frozen gel packs, paper, and bubble wrap, which will keep them stable for a maximum of 3 days.
As we ship from California, if you are east of New Mexico, UPS Ground will take more than 3 days to arrive. We strongly recommend that you select either UPS 3-Day Select, 2nd-Day Air, or Next Day for this and other perishable items in order to ensure that they arrive in good condition.
If you have any questions about shipping, please feel free to email us or call (510) 548-1383.