All good products taste better when they’re presented beautifully, and as the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words; this is why in addition to carefully choosing the dry-cured acorn-fed 100% Ibérico products that you want to enjoy, you also have to know how to present them.

Ibéricos COVAP is going to share its secrets to ensure that on these days of #yoquedoencasaconamigos (staying at home with friends), you can let your gourmet imagination run wild and create the best 100% Ibérico platter. Let’s get started!

Plating: Surefire success

1-The product, number one.

Choose the best dry-cured acorn-fed 100% Ibérico products that you want to put on your platter and follow our conservation and preparation steps. It is important to prepare each product separately to conserve their organoleptic properties so you can enjoy the unique essence of each of them.

2-Wooden platter or tray? That is the question.

One of the most important questions when plating the product is how you want to present this creation. You can choose a wooden platter with wax paper, inspired by the market, or you can present it on a tray. This choice depends solely on the chef’s taste!

3-Placing the product and plating.

Now it’s the moment of truth: plating the product. This detail will make your plate stand out. Prepare each product on a different part of the platter or plate, and place thin slices of each product overlapping each other in a circular pattern or a line. It is important to keep a bit of separation between each of the slices to make them easier to enjoy so they can each be savored on their own.

4-Garnishes, the finishing touch.

To make your platter a work of art, supply a garnish for each product that enhances the flavors of the Ibérico products. Here are several recommendations:

  • Salted sautéed almonds: They are the perfect garnish for our COVAP Alta Expresión de los Pedroches Dry-cured Acorn-fed 100% Ibérico Pork Ham, as they echo that toasted flavor which, coupled with the hint of sweetness, makes this ham a true delicacy.
  • Other nuts: If you want to keep enjoying this combination of sweet and savory, you can use nuts like hazelnuts, walnuts, or pistachios, which can also be great garnishes for our Ibérico products.
  • Foie gras or paté: These products go perfectly with Ibérico products and can really make your dish stand out. 
  • Cheese: You could say that cheese is one of the best garnishes for Ibérico products, especially if you choose a well-aged cheese. We encourage you to explore the entire COVAP selection of exquisite cheeses which will make your mouth water.

5-Last but not least.

You can serve this 100% Ibérico tapas feast with a bit of bread, toast bites, and a good wine or beer. For the most die-hard foodies, don’t forget your Instagram photo as the finishing touch.

Remember, sharing is living.

Et voila! Your platter is prepared and ready to enjoy.

Ultimately, the most important part of enjoying a dry-cured acorn-fed 100% Ibérico product is sharing, no matter how, where, and with whom. Bon appétit!