About us


Hamlovers.com is an independent gourmet store on the web that delivers fabulous Spanish ham and gourmet foods to discerning customers around the world.

We've hand-picked our suppliers who use traditional methods which haven't changed much in hundreds of years. Artisan farmers who pride themselves on top quality: healthy meat that's good for you and tastes incredible.

Artisans like the Pedroches Valley farmers' co-operative in Andalucia, southern Spain. Or the folks at Fermin (pronounced Fair-meen), the very first Spanish ham farmers authorized by the FDA to sell in the USA. And we're proud to work with world-famous brands like Cinco Jotas, from Jabugo in Spain.

Our founder

Josh Merrow (47), originally from Greenwich CT, married his Spanish girlfriend and settled in Barcelona in 2000. He's a cyclist, jazz pianist and dad. On returning to the US in 2013, Josh built Hamlovers.com after realizing you couldn't find proper Spanish ham outside Spain and that just wasn't fair to the rest of the world.


Hamlovers chosen to appear on BBC's Ramsay's Best Restaurant


 Gordon Ramsay preps the Fino staff

Hamlovers' Ramón Baiget and Josh Merrow discuss the food


Hamlovers.com was chosen to judge the food for episode 8 ofRamsay's Best Restaurant. During the filming in July 2010 in London, Josh and Ramón (Ramón works with us in Spain), and the other judges, including the Spanish ambassador to the UK, sampled dishes from Fino and El Pirata, two of London's best Spanish restaurants. Fino ended up winning, and went on to the finals.


Visit our restaurant and shop in Barcelona

The next time you're in Barcelona, stop by at our new restaurant,Jamonería Silvestre. Here you can sample many of the same products we sell online. It's located near Plaza Espanya, at No. 64 Calle Creu Coberta.

Our shop is located at Calle Roger de Flor, 326, near Calle Cartagena. Mention hamlovers there and we'll give you a 5% discount.