The taste of Spanish IbÃ©rico de Bellota ham is a delight that has to be experienced first hand. Just like fine wine, Spanish hams are stored at a specific temperature. Bellota hams preserve the best taste and texture when stored in the temperature range from 65 to 75Â° F. The way bellota hams are sliced also plays an important role in the flavor profile. The slices should not be longer than five to six centimeters (3 to 4 inches) and as thin as possible with a small amount of fat on the outer layer. JamÃ³n IbÃ©rico de Bellota is rich and intensely flavored, and one small slice is full of powerful flavors.