In 1956, in the magical medieval village of La Alberca (Salamanca), Fermín, a small family business was born. For more than 60 years, Fermín has been producing the highest quality lberico products in the world.
Located in the Sierra de Francia, more than l000 meters in elevation in the heart of a National Park declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO, this small village has the perfect microclimate for our products to dry and age naturally. This climate allows us to continue our traditional methods to guarantee the best quality of our products.
Fermín was born in 1956 as a result of the efforts of Fermín Martín and his wife, Victoriana Gómez. In the years prior to the creation of the company, they gathered the traditional knowledge for upbringing and curing the best Iberico pigs in La Alberca, which has been practiced for centuries.
After years of dedication, they transformed an activity that was basically done for family survival into an industry that currently employs more than 100 people. At present, it is Martín’s children, Santiago and Francisca, who run the company, maintaining the same principles that made Fermín a unique and artesanal project from day one.
Throughout the past 60 years, Fermín has been dedicated to continue the traditional production of Iberico products and their commercialization throughout the world. We control the entire production process at our plants in La Alberca Est. 23 (Salamanca), and Tamames Est. 27 (22km from La Alberca), represented by the magical landscapes that surround us.
We also have our own farm, “Finca Los Helechales”, which, following our house’s tradition, became the first 100% genetically selected Iberico pig farm in the area.
Fermín pigs stand out for being healthy, well-cared for and happy animals. Combined with our artisanal production methods, this results in an exclusive, top-quality product.
In 2005, after 10 years of dedication and a great investment, we became the first company authorized to export Iberico products to the United States.
We comply with the legal and sanitary requirements of the most demanding countries, and therefore Fermín is present in more than 20 countries. We are very proud to say that we were the first iberico brand to be found in homes and restaurants of Japan, Canada, Singapore and China. Additionally, we have an excellent team of distributors in Hong Kong, South Korea, Australia, Puerto Rico and Latin America.
In October 2016, following our innovative vision, we obtained the Certification of Organic Industry
, which makes us the first company able to export organic Iberico pork meat to the United States.