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C.R.I.X.P. "Lacón Gallego"

Protected product
The “Lacón Gallego” Protected Geographical Indication (P.G.I.) applies to traditionally cured ham shoulder.

Ham shoulder protected under this variety comes from pigs from the Celta, Large White, Landrace and Duroc species and any of their crosses. Crosses are accepted with White Belgian and Pietrain breeds, of proven meat quality, provided these are included in a percentage of less than 25%.

Pigs are sent for slaughter when they are at least six months old and weigh 90 kilos. Once slaughtered, they are butchered using traditional cuts encircling the bone.

The process for producing the cured shoulder involves a series of stages: salting, washing, resting, drying or curing, taking a minimum of 30 days. Smoking or any other type of procedure to speed up the drying process are not permitted.

All Galician Pork Shoulders carry a label from the original producer showing they are from a Protected Geographical Variety, with a second numbered label issued by the Regulatory Board.

Pork shoulders are produced and elaborated throughout the whole of the Autonomous Community of Galicia.

Pork shoulders produced under the auspices of the P.G.I. have the following characteristics: The shoulder must be whole, including the skin and bottom section, but without the hoof.

It must weight between 3 and 5.5 kg. The outside of the piece is rounded, profiled at the edges until the muscle appears, with a clean, firm appearance and constant muscle mass.

Its texture must be firm to the touch, depending on how long the piece has been cured.

The fat is soft, white or slightly yellow, bright, aromatic and pleasant tasting, and the muscle is pink or red, with medium resistance to cutting, partially veined with fat.

Its aroma is gentle, pleasant, with no rancid or other unusual smells, with a flavour that is slightly salted, gentle, creamy and with a certain intensity.


  • Specific designation recognised by the Department of Agriculture, Livestock and Forestry, dated 7th February 1997 (Official Gazette of Galicia –DOG- 17.02.97).
  • Regulation approved by Order of the Department of Agriculture, Livestock and forestry on 20th November 1997, and ratified by Order of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fishing and Foodstuffs (MAPA) on 21st July 1998 (Official State Gazette- BOE- 07.08.98).
  • Registered as Protected Geographical Indication covered by European Community Regulation 898/2001 of the Commission, dated 7th May 2001 (Official Journal of the European Community-OJEU- 08.05.01.).

Technical data
Production (2007): 27.458 kg (7.759 pieces)

Lacón Gallego

Prego de condicións (640 Kb)

Fichas técnicas

Operadores certificados (66 Kb)

Presidente: Abel Yáñez Armesto

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