I have to admit, gourmet shops are my weakness. And that is precisely the only thing you will find in Don Finardo, a small store where the star product is the Iberico acorn-fed ham. In addition, they themselves produce their own hams in Guijuelo (Salamanca), one of the best regions for the production of ham in Spain, which you can find here, of course.
If you are able to travel with a whole ham and you dare to put into practice your skills as a master slicer, take a whole piece with you. But as that surely is not possible, they will do it for you at the moment and they will vacuum-pack it in comfortable packages so that traveling is not a problem, as long as the customs authority of your country allows it.
Lately, everybody talks about 100% acorn-fed ham, which is undoubtedly exceptional, but I’m gonna give you some advice, ask them to let you try a slice of each of 50% and 75% purity as well. The quality of these two is also superior, but on the palate they are very different and “there’s no accounting for taste”.
You will find other delicacies from the country like cheese and wine, the perfect match for a good plate of jamón, and some delicious preserves – my favorites are the ribs, the pork loin and the chorizo, all of them preserved in oil.
They are members of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, the oldest gastronomic association in the world, a guarantee of quality.