Iberian Pork "Secreto"
Iberian Pork “Secreto”
Likely the most emblematic cut of the Spanish pork-butchery and of the Iberian pig, characterized by a dark color and the peculiar characteristic of assimilating oleic acid, rich in Omega-3, obtained from “bellotas”, the small acorns that the pigs love to devour. The name “secreto” (meaning secret) comes from the fact that the cut is difficult to detect, as it is located between the shoulder, the ribs and the lard of the pig: a cut that requires exceptional skill and experience to obtain, as a special horizontal cut is needed to extract it. An inexperienced hand would compromise not only the “secreto”, which is extremely fragile and delicate, but also the nearby parts.
The name of this simply exquisite cut hides an aura of mystery, raising its status to being one of the most prized cuts of Iberian pig. The story goes that neighborhood butchers always keep this cut like a precious secret, never displaying it in their shop windows, keeping it for themselves or otherwise destined to grace the tables of very special and demanding customers. Blázquez breeds only selected 100% pure Iberian female pigs – characterized by their unmistakable flavor and their genetic predisposition to assimilate oleic acid obtained from the acorns or “bellotas” – and 100% Duroc and Iberian male pigs, which on the other hand contribute to the marbling of the fat, and consequently to a meat that melts in the mouth.
Blázquez pigs are raised in freedom or semi-freedom in very large wide open areas, where they can move freely: this contributes to stronger and more toned muscles. Moreover, the animals are allowed to live longer lives – over the age of 11 months – above the minimum required by Spanish law. An exquisite product, like all Blázquez meat cuts, quick and easy to prepare and which requires a single, important tip to ensure the best flavor: despite what one may be inclined to think, the meat must be treated like beef, and therefore served strictly rare.
Jamones Blázquez is a family-run producer that has always dedicated itself to Iberian pork, with almost 90 years of tradition to draw on. Controlled genetics, strict selection criteria based on unique know-how diligently passed down from generation to generation and self-produced nutrition: the secrets of the leading Iberian pork producer in Salamanca. Blázquez meat is subjected to strict controls. This allows the company to offer exquisite cuts that are already portioned and stand out for the delicacy, tenderness and succulence of the meat.
Guijuelo, Salamanca Province, SPAIN
Approx. 1 kg, vacuum-packed and frozen
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Ingredients: pork meat
Bred and slaughtered in: Spain
Storage method: store at -18 °C
Company name and address: Productos Ibericos de Guijuelo S.L. Camino Villar de Gallimazo s/n Penaranda Salamanca, Spain
CE mark: ES 10.19335/SA CE
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