Señorío de Montanera is expanding its line of organic Iberian products with the launch of the 100% organic cured loin, salami and sausage.
Based on the traditional method of rearing 100% Iberian pigs with the Montanera system, the leader in pure Iberian products with Dehesa de Extremadura Designation of Origin has taken another step in its path towards excellence to improve the quality of their products and develop healthier Iberian products. Positioned as a premium brand in the production of Iberian hams and cured sausages, Señorío de Montanera now presents its exclusive line of organic Iberian acorn-fed products, with 100% natural rearing and process of whose guarantee is certified with the European Union’s “organic" logo.
Environmental Protection and Free-range Rearing
For generations, Señorío de Montanera has managed and protected more than 60,000 hectares of pastures in Extremadura and the Portuguese region, where their own 100% Iberian pigs are reared freely. Although it would seem, at first, that an Iberian acorn-fed ham is, by its very nature, (traditional rearing and natural process), is an organic product, the truth is that there are existing differences between a traditional Iberian ham and an organic Iberian ham.
Unlike traditional pigs, organic Iberian pigs are raised freely in pastures that are certified as organic farms, separated from the rest to ensure 100% natural production, and fed on acorns and natural pastures. Also, in order to ensure a 100% organic production, animals cannot eat any feed that is not certified as organic food before they begin the mountaineering season, which guarantees that they are free from genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Animal welfare is essential in this type of production, which is why organic Iberian pigs are able to enjoy four hectares per animal compared to the three hectares of a Señorío de Montanera traditional Iberian pig. In addition, veterinary treatments are very strictly limited and controlled, only allowing required vaccinations by Official Plans, always so, for the improvement of the animal’s welfare.
Organic Iberian products: Beyond traditional Iberian acorn-fed products.
The production of organic Iberian products is carried out in a separate area and at a different time than the rest of traditional Iberian products. Behind this production is a long and extensive R&D process that aims to eliminate all artificial additives and preservatives, maintaining all the quality and pure Iberian taste, characterized by Señorío de Montanera. Therefore, Señorío de Montanera organic Iberian products are free from artificial additives and preservatives, and are also properly labeled with the European Union organic logo.
The organic Iberian acorn-fed hams and shoulder hams of Señorio de Montanera entered the market at the end of 2017, and were very well received, especially in the European market (mainly, United Kingdom and France). Such was its success that the organic ham of Señorío de Montanera received a star in the Great Taste Awards in London, which are considered the "Oscars" of international gastronomy and assess the most delectable products in the Premium category.
Currently, the company is expanding its catalogue with the launch of its new 100% natural organic Iberian cured products, free from artificial additives and preservatives: Iberian cured loin, Iberian salchichon and Iberian chorizo.
Along with the launch of this line of organic Iberian products, Señorío de Montanera has also eliminated gluten and lactose from all its products, both traditional and organic, thus obtaining Iberian acorn-fed cured cold cuts free from all kinds of allergens, but without losing the Iberian acorn-fed flavour.
All the organic Iberian products of Señorío de Montanera are available at their online Gourmet Store