What’s the difference between jamón Serrano and jamón Iberíco? What does a PGS label mean? And why is that jamón twice the price of the one next to it? Leah Rodrigues investigates
If you walk into any Spanish supermarket you’re likely to be staggered by countless strings of sausages hanging overhead like holiday garlands or ubiquitous legs of jamón dangling from every conceivable space, let alone the ones being thinly sliced on jamoneros by expert butchers. They’re quintessential images and yet the selection can be overwhelming.