In our pasture “Las Hoyas” we raise black Ibérico pigs, which grow perfectly naturally and roam freely. Each La Prudencia pig requires a space of 1 hectare to live, walking around majestically while seeking out the rich acorns that they find naturally on the holm oaks and cork oaks of the Extremadura pasture.
Acorn is a seasonal fruit, so these pigs can only feed on acorn during “La Montanera”, a period running from November to February. During these months, our pigs have to reach a minimum weight of 180 kg fed exclusively with this very tasty sweet fruit that gives our hams and cold meats their exquisite taste.
The combination of living free, moving around the farms to find food, low salt content, slow curing and a very long maturation following the traditional method taught us by our grandparents in our facilities in Villacastín, 1200 m above sea level, allows us to produce 100% acorn-fed Iberian hams, shoulders and cold meats with a taste and texture that melts in your mouth.