Jambon de Noir de Bigorre ham from the French Pyrenees

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Jambon de Noir de Bigorre
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Reviewed By

Sue Dyson and Roger McShane

Jambon de Noir de Bigorre is an air cured ham that is made from the Gascony Black Pig that has been revived as a species in the French Pyrenees after their numbers dropped to just a few hundred in the late 1970s.
The key to this wonderful ham is the fact that it averages 57% fat which provides the flavour to the ham.
A dish of Jambon de Noir de Bigorre with fig confiture is served at the delightful Le Grand Pre restaurant in Roaix in the Rhone Valley.

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