DENOMINATION OF PROTECTED ORIGIN "GUIJUELO"
The Protected Denomination of Origin Ham of Guijuelo is one of the Denominations of Origin on the Iberian ham with greater diffusion and commercialization at national and international level.
This denomination was elaborated according to the 15449 Ordinance of June 10, 1986 (BOE June 13), which approves the Regulation of the Guijuelo Designation of Origin and its Regulatory Council, which was modified by 27568 ORDER Of October 23, 1991 and later by ORDER of November 30, 1993.
Only Iberian pigs or those from the Iberian cross with the "Duroc-Jersey" and having at least 75% of the Iberian breed, may supply pieces for the production of hams and paddles protected under this name origin.
Morphology of Iberian hams with PDO Guijuelo
Hams and sausages with Protected Designation of Origin Ham of Guijuelo have the following morphological characteristics:
- Elongated and stylized shape.
- Profiling by cutting V.
- Keep the hoof.
- Color pink to purple red and shiny appearance with veins of adipose tissue to cut.
- Fat infiltrated into muscle mass.
- Delicate taste, sweet and little salty.
- Aroma pleasant and characteristic.
- Low fibrous and high friability texture
- The grease is unctuous, consistent and shiny, white-yellowish, aromatic color.
- Weight> 6.5 kg. In hams.
- Weight> 3.7 kg. On pallets.
The Denomination of Origin Guijuelo establishes the following classification for its protected hams and pallets:
Classes of hams and palettes with D.O.P. Guijuelo
Geographical Area of the Denomination of Origin Guijuelo
DOP Guijuelo production area:
The production area of the Iberian pigs of the Guijuelo Denomination of Origin must obligatorily collect the processes of birth, breeding and fattening of the Iberian pigs in the provinces and regions located in the west and southwest of Spain and which we name as follows:
- Zamora: Duero Bajo and Sayago counties.
- Segovia: district of Cuéllar.
- Ávila: regions of Piedrahita-Barco, Arévalo and Ávila.
- Salamanca: complete.
- Cáceres: complete.
- Badajoz: complete.
- Toledo: Counties of Talavera and La Jara.
- Ciudad Real: regions of Montes Norte and Montes Sur.
- Seville: region of Sierra Norte.
- Córdoba: regions of Los Pedroches, La Sierra and Campiña Baja.
- Huelva: regions of La Sierra, Andévalo Occidental and Andévalo Oriental.
DOP Guijuelo processing area:
The processing area comprises a set of seventy-eight (78) municipal terms located in the southeast of Salamanca, where their best pastures are located, at the confluence of the Béjar and Franci mountain ranges and where slaughtering and Cutting, salting, washing, post-salting / settling, curing / ripening and aging.
List of municipalities that comprise the zone of elaboration of the PDO Guijuelo:
- Alberca (La)
- Aldeanueva dela Sierra
- Aldeavieja de Tormes
- Cabeza de Béjar(La)
- Cabezuela de Salvatierra
- Campillo de Salvatierra
- Calzada de Béjar
- Casas del Conde (Las)
- Cereceda dela Sierra
- Cerro (El)
- Cilleros dela Bastida
- Colmenar de Montemayor
- Endrinal de la Sierra
- Escurial de la Sierra
- Frádes dela Sierra
- Fuenterroble de Salvatierra
- Fuentes de Béjar
- Guijo de Avila
- Herguijuela de la Sierra
- Herguijuela del Campo
- Horcajo de Montemayor
- Hoya (La)
- Linares de Riofrío
- Miranda del Castañar
- Monforte dela Sierra
- Montemayor del Río
- Nava de Béjar
- Nava de Francia
- Navalmoral de Béjar
- Navarredonda de la Rinconada
- Palacios de Salvatierra
- Puebla de San Medel
- Puerto de Béjar
- Rinconada de la Sierra(La)
- San Esteban de la Sierra
- San Martín de Castañar
- San Miguel de Robledo
- San Miguel de Valero
- Santibañez de la Sierra
- Santos (Los)
- Sierpe (La)
- Tejada y Segoyuela
- Valdefuentes Sangusín
- Valverde de Valdelacasa
- Villanueva del Conde
Labeling of the Denomination of Origin Guijuelo
In all the hind legs and limbs destined to the elaboration of protected hams and paddles, a numbered seal will be placed, in the abattoir, that will uniquely identify each piece.
The name and / or logo of the Protected Denomination of Origin Guijuelo shall be indicated prominently and clearly in the precinct, the same color being in accordance with the Quality Standard for meat, ham, shoulder and Iberian loin :
- Black: Ham or pallet Bellota 100% Iberian.
- Red: Ham or pallet Bellota 75% Iberian.
- Green: Ham or palette Iberian Field Bait.
After the elaboration process, the product is certified and the numbered wine is placed in the DOP GUIJUELO where, in addition to its brand and the EU symbol, the product type, breed and class are included. Which belongs to the food received.
Bodegas will be able to market boned certified pieces, in portions, or divided as long as the appropriate control and labeling system is guaranteed to guarantee the traceability of the product, ham or trowel, and its category.
Organ of management of the Denomination of Origin Guijuelo
Regulatory Board of the " D.O.P. Guijuelo"
C / Filiberto Villalobos, 4
PO Box 68
37770 GUIJUELO (Salamanca)
T: +34 923 58 15 14
F: +34 923 58 00 97