Joselito Iberico jamon, the world’s King of hams, holds special significance for Friend & Burrell. Now a trusted distributor for some years, Friend & Burrell helped introduce this superb jamon into Australia over a decade ago when meat exports were subjected to restrictive regulation.

Joselito is the business of the Gómez family (now 5th generation in the business) who’ve produced Iberico, acorn-fed pork products in Salamanca, Spain, south-west of the Iberian Peninsula, for over 150 years. Joselito prides itself on managing the entire life-cycle of their specialty breed pigs in a complete ecosystem connecting trees, pastures and vegetation with animal life, each “happy” pig being free to roam and live in its natural habitat in Mediterranean woodlands rich in grasses and flowers, holm oak and cork oak trees.