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Jamón Ibérico at the Source

Overview

Includes

Visit to the dehesa, introduction to the famous Iberian pig, guided visit to the curing bodegas of one of the best Iberian ham producers, jamón tasting and demonstration by expert carver, Iberian pork degustación lunch at a local restaurant, wines, transportation.

Time

09:00 - 17:00 (8 hours)

Meeting point

Mimo Sevilla Gourmet Shop / Calle San Fernando 2, Sevilla, 41004 (inside the hotel Alfonso XIII)

Group size

4 - 10 people

Description

Jamón Ibérico at the Source

Have you come to Spain expressly to eat as much nutty, red jamón ibérico as possible?  This tour is for you.

Start your day by traipsing through the forest of the dehesa, holm oaks and acorns underfoot, to get a glimpse of the famous black leg Iberian pig.  This protected race makes the best ham, and on this tour you will see it in its natural habitat, before moving onto the more delicious part of the process.

We step into one of the best bodegas in Spain, Cinco Jotas, where visitors will learn the process of crafting this celebrated charcuterie.  Watch the maestros, a handful of artisans, at work, hanging and inspecting the ham by hand every day. They will take you underground, to the 130-year-old cellar—a veritable cathedral of Spanish ham.  After your crash course in its elaboration, we will sit for a glass of sherry and a  tasting of jamón, where you will learn which part of the leg is your favorite and even be able to have your hand at carving a slice (under the close supervision of one of the world’s best carvers). 

We finish our trip to the dehesa as we should, around a table. Visit a local, traditional restaurant in a village of 330 inhabitants, where we will tuck in to a lunch rich with different cuts of pork that we have just enjoyed.

This incredible day trip will take you closer than you ever dreamed to jamón ibérico and the artisans that craft it.

 

Questions

What is the minimum age for this experience?

There is no minimum age. The client should be made aware that it is a full day tour with a lot of driving and standing and that it might not be suitable for some children.

What’s included in the price?

All food and drinks, transport (where required) and VAT are included in the price of our experiences. There is not anything extra you ever need to pay for. The experiences also include your expert Mimo Sevilla bilingual guide/translator. More details of what is included in each tour are provided under each product on the website.

What should I bring on the tour?

We recommend that you wear shoes comfortable for walking across the dehesa's fields.

Do your guides speak clearly in English?

Yes, all guides speak fluent English with years of experience living in English speaking countries. All have very high levels of proficiency, speaking many languages.

Where is the meeting point for your experiences?

Mimo Sevilla Gourmet Shop, Calle San Fernando 2, Sevilla, 41004.  The entrance is located in the lobby of the Hotel Alfonso XIII. A useful map can be found here

When does the experience start and do I need to arrive early?

All start time information is displayed on our website under each experience. We strongly recommend guests arrive at our groumet shop between 5 and 10 minutes before any experience starts. This is especially important for this tour so that we arrive at the farm on time.

Do you offer private tours?

Yes, we offer private tours. Contact us or see specific information on the website for further details.

Are experiences available in other languages?

All tours are run in English but private tours can be arranged in other languages.

I’m a vegetarian – is this going to be a problem?

This tour is full of ham, so it’s not the best tour for a vegetarian. However, if you would like to attend, we will coordinate a vegetarian menu for you at lunch.

I am allergic to certain foods – is this going to be a problem?

No problem. If you have any dietary requirements please let us know. We will ensure you will have the best alternatives.

I don’t drink alcohol, is there a discount?

If you do not drink alcohol, we cannot offer a discount but will make sure you have the best alternatives available with a wide range of excellent soft drinks and juices available.

What happens if the experience I booked does not reach the minimum number of guests required?

We require a minimum of 4 people for this experience. If we do not reach the minimum, we will contact you before the experience date to inform you that it may be cancelled, and will contact you again to confirm if we are finally running the experience. If not, we will provide you some other alternatives or the full refund of the amount paid.

What if the experience I would like to do is not available on a certain date?

Email or call us and we will do our best to open a new date in the calendar.

Are your experiences suitable for children?

In Spain, children are very much a part of the dining scene and we welcome children on most of our experiences. However, as there are exceptions, you may want to contact our booking department to check the suitability for the chosen experience.

Do you offer a child discount?

Yes, we offer the following discounts for children accompanied by parents:

    0-3 – free
    4-8 years old - 35% discount
    9-11 years old - 20% discount

Booking

Central location

Souvenir gift

trip advisor excellence

Bilingual guide