Just got back from a morning of errands at El Corte Ingles, Spain’s largest department store chain. We wandered around a bit and ended up at the Gourmet Shop on the top floor looking for something that we could have for lunch. There were lots of goodies to choose from but we zeroed in on a small pack of Joselito Gran Reserva ham (supposedly the best ham in the world as their tag line states) along with a chunk of Pont L’Evêque from Isigny Sainte-Mère and two small Picandine Crottin de Chavignol from the perigord region of France.
When we got home, we already had a tomato and buffalo mozzarella salad with fresh basil and some white pizza (just rosemary and Maldon sea salt). All we had to do was open the pack of ham and bring the cheese to room temperature. The ham was indeed delectable (not too salty and melt-in-the-mouth soft) while the Pont-l’Évêque was ripe and ready. Sometimes, the best meals are just things one throws together at the last minute especially when the products themselves are excellent even on their own.