Serrano ham is produced by the process of salting and curing the upper leg of the pig of white breed. It is named 'Serrano' ham because the curing process originally took place in the 'sierra' (mountaines), in dry climate and low temperatures.
Serrano ham of white breed Montechico. There are various breeds of white pigs, amongst which the best recognised breed because of its products is the Landrance breed from Denmark, and the Large White breed from England. These two types of breed are characterised by their adaption to the climate and their excellent products.