Paleta (shoulder) is smaller and rounder than Jamon (back leg). Because of that, it cures much more quickly. It has also a bigger fat concentration that determines its sweeter and more aromatic flavor. Iberico de Bellota is without any doubt the best ham in the world. Like Jamon Iberico, it is made from the best free range of Spanish native black pigs specimens. But in the Bellota case, these are fatted for the last 3-4 months of its life only with acorn (bellota). A wild life, a controlled diet and the way that the meat is cured in the mountain, are the 3 factor that makes this type of Iberico so unique. The meat of this Paleta Iberico de Bellota Bone In is absolutely sweet, marbled in texture and with an unsurpassed aroma. It's a 100% natural product, rich in good cholesterol, healthy and perfect for all the family. Sliced thinly at room temperature and enjoy its amazing and unparalleled flavor and texture. All our Iberico Bellota Paletas have been aging for at least 12 months, have USDA inspection and have the black hoof clipped to conform to USDA legislation.