Popularly known as Pata Negra or black hoof pig, Fermín Ibérico ham is made from the Ibérico pig, a special breed native to Spain. This breed is considered the best for producing high quality dry cured hams with unsurpassed taste and aroma. Fermín Ibérico hams are air-cured for a minimum of 28 months using artisanal methods in the mountains near Salamanca, Spain.