Son of a farmer, Pierre Oteiza is now a breeder, producer and artisan butcher based in his native village of Aldudes in the Basque Country, in the heart of the Pyrenees.
Aldudes Valley Ham – OTEIZA
Ham from the Aldudes Valley, made from traditional white pork, is salted with Salies-de-Béarn salt and matured in the prevailing southerly wind in the Aldudes collective and natural dryer, between 12 and 14 months depending on its weight. Ideally ripened, it is probed to capture its aroma, then rubbed with chilli. The salting technique, the time, its long maturing in the south wind, give it its unique character. Its flesh is an even red, its fine texture is supple, tender and soft. Its taste is fine and its aromas subtle. GOLD medal at the Concours Général Agricole 2016.