Tio Pepe and jamón have a long history. Since Fino has been drunk in Spain it’s been paired with jamón, a match made in heaven; the perfect marriage of savoury flavours.
“Why is that?” I hear you ask. Well it’s because the pig and Fino have a key element in common. No, it’s not that they’re both Spanish, though they are both delicacies of that nation. It’s ‘umami’, the savoury flavour that your tongue picks up, and they pair well because of this shared element.
Jamón Ibérico is made from Iberian pigs whose diet largely consists of acorns, giving it a savoury and nutty flavour, while Tio Pepe gets its savoury flavour from the unique solera ageing system. So when you combine jamón and Tio Pepe their savoury flavours perfectly complement each other; a real treat for the taste buds!
We’re offering you the chance to win this perfect pairing. Simply answer the question below to win one of five sets of Tio Pepe Fino and Jamón Ibérico. Competition ends 19/8/18.