We begin the visit in Corteconcepcion with an easy 3 km walk, for around half an hour. We will be guided by a bilingual expert from Culturaleza, a local group specialized in creative tourism. We will discover farming and livestock practices and will walk the village´s streets, learning how their inhabitants understand life and ways of living.
To learn about the production process we will lean on Jamones Eíriz, a landmark in the Ibérico industry with over two hundred years of history. With them we enter the Ibérico dimension.
In the dehesa we get to appreciate in detail the natural habitat where the Iberian pig grazes, we value the groves and the water, and we familiarize with terms like montanera, arrobas and quintales, and with the life of the Porquero, the person who takes a very exclusive care of the pigs.
Hams and other ibérico meats are treated in natural processing facilities that will take you to a different time, when Patience was the sure path to success.
We taste these delicacies in the main hall of the family house, a space full of memories and life lessons. The Eírizs blend experience and human touch to explain the right way to palate Jabugo´s ham.
At lunch time we will be in Aracena, and will cherish the town´s gastronomy at Restaurante Montecruz, where chef Manolo masters a creative traditional cuisine based on the produce of the Sierra, using Passion –Iberian ham aside– as prime ingredient. The result is a delicate gastronomic experience in every bite.
Also in Aracena, we will end our day with a visit to one of the Sierra´s greatest gems, the Gruta de las Maravillas (Grotto of the Marvels), a touristic icon of the area celebrating its 100 years of public display
Joy of Jabugo’s Ham is a one-day living lesson.
Minimum 2 people, 20 max.
INCLUDED IN PACKAGE
An expert guide-interpreter for walks www.culturaleza.com
Visit to Jamones Eíriz factory and facilities www.jamoneseririz.com
Meal at Restaurante Montecruz www.restaurantemontecruz.com
Visit to Gruta de las Maravillas www.aracena.es/index.php/gruta-de-las-maravillas
All partners are certified and audited by Ruta del Jabugo