Most people only know Ibérico pork for jamón ibérico, the ultra-luxe Spanish cured ham, but the melt-in-your-mouth meat tastes delicious in any form. For the highest-quality Ibérico products, we trust family company Fermín, which is based in Salamanca, Spain, and was the first authorized exporter of Ibérico products to the United States. The company's traditional chorizo is coarsely ground for a meatier texture that shows off the pork's marbling; thinly sliced, it tastes tender and rich with the naturally nutty and sweet flavors that Ibérico pork is prized for. This mild version is made with sweet Spanish paprika, or pimentón, that gives it a warm, peppery flavor, with a fruity undertone that brings out the natural sweetness of the pork. We like that the sausage is robust and meaty, with its fatty richness balanced by garlic and oregano. As an added bonus, the company only uses pure salt to cure the meat, for a cleaner flavor than other brands made with nitrates.
Serve Fermín's Mild Chorizo on a charcuterie board with briny cheeses like manchego or an aged goat's or sheep's milk cheese. We also like to pair it with green olives as a fresh counterpoint. Or use it to make Steamed Mussels with Chorizo and Fennel
; the sweeter herbal ingredients in the dish—the fresh fennel and the dry vermouth—will highlight the aromatic paprika and natural nutty sweetness of the pork. Or trying adding to your favourite paella.
Net Weight: 7 ounces
Ingredients: Pork, salt, pimentón, dextrin, dextrose, garlic, oregano
Place of Origin: Spain