Eat & Drink

Jamón Ibérico

Trendspotting: Where to find jamón ibérico.

August 2012

Strict import laws used to make it impossible to find jamón Ibérico in the United States. But relaxed restrictions mean the highly coveted Spanish ham—from Iberian pigs that forage through pastures eating mostly acorns—is no longer just an across-the-pond delicacy. When sliced, the translucent ribbons are best savored by themselves. The price? It’s mighty at $80 a pound. But if you find yourself celebrating at the 9th Door, Ambria, or Ondo’s, it’s worth the $15 for a few prized pieces. Another option: Pick some up at the Truffle Cheese Shop or special order it at Marczyk Fine Foods.