Beher (company)

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Coordinates: 40°33′15″N 5°40′02″W / 40.554259°N 5.667143°W / 40.554259; -5.667143

BEHER - Bernardo Hernández
FounderBernardo Hernández Blázquez
Area served
Key people
Bernardo Hernández Tinoco (Chairman and CEO)
ProductsJamón ibérico and Meat products
Revenue€20 million
Number of employees

Beher (stylized as BEHER) and also called Bernardo Hernández, is a Spanish ham producer company that has worldwide fame.[1][2][3] It is situated in the town of Guijuelo (province of Salamanca, Spain), in the Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) Jamón de Guijuelo.[4] This third generation family company was founded in the 1930s and is now one of the 300 biggest companies in Castile and León.[5]

In 2001 and 2004 it was awarded "Best international company" during the International Fair in Frankfurt, the main international fair of meat products.[6] Among the many products of Beher "Bellota Oro" (Gold Acorn) stands out, in 2007, 2010 and 2013 it was awarded "Best ham in the world".[1]


Cellar of Acorn-fed hams of BEHER in Guijuelo.

In the beginning of the 1930s, Bernardo Hernández Blázquez began his business in the sector of “Pig slaughter” using family experience to integrate completely into the market.[7] In the 1970s the founder's son Bernardo Hernández García took the company’s management in his hands and began to rear Iberian pigs in his private pastures. Nowadays his sons manage one of the 6 best companies in the sector with 2% percentage of the market. The products of BEHER are exported to more than 30 countries all over the world such as Australia, Brasil, Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, Russia and the European Union.[8]

In 2010, new installations were inaugurated and now the size of the factory reaches 19.500 m2, including the highest cellar in the Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) which is 8 meters high.[9]


Exposition of "embutidos" (sausage goods) and acorn-fed ham with PDO Jamón de Guijuelo of BEHER.

BEHER embraces all stages of the manufacturing process, from rearing pigs on its farms to manual cutting of the ham, getting a homogeneous production and world-wide recognition in the sector of sausage products, cold meats and collations.

Products lines[edit]

  • Etiqueta Oro (Gold Label): Acorn-fed back-leg and front-leg Jamón ibérico ham. Chosen because of its wealth of oleic acid.
  • Etiqueta Negra (Black Label): acorn-fed ham.
  • Red Label (Etiqueta Roja): Acorn-fed back-leg and front-leg Jamón ibérico ham.
  • Rashers: Cut by maestro Anselmo Pérez, the current Spain champion of ham cutting.


BEHER "Bellota Oro" was elected as "Best ham in the world" in IFFA Delicat 2007, 2010 and 2013.

International Recognitions[10]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "The Iberian ham BEHER renews its title of "Best Ham In The World" in Germany". 2010-04-21. Archived from the original on 2014-01-16. Retrieved 2011-09-01.
  2. ^ "Un jamón de Guijuelo renueva su título como 'Mejor Jamón del Mundo' en Alemania" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2011-09-01.
  3. ^ "Los diez mejores jamones ibéricos" (in Spanish). CARLOS MARIBONA. 2011-08-04. Archived from the original on 29 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-01.
  4. ^ "Jamon Beher SA". Archived from the original on 2012-01-18. Retrieved 2011-09-01.
  5. ^ Castilla y León Económica, Las 5000 mayores empresas, Castilla y León Económica, February 2009
  6. ^ a b "About IFFA". Archived from the original on 2013-05-13. Retrieved 2011-09-01.
  7. ^ "BEHER History". Archived from the original on 2011-09-04. Retrieved 2011-09-01.
  8. ^ "BEHER in the world". Archived from the original on 2011-09-05. Retrieved 2011-09-01.
  9. ^ "Inaugurada la nueva sede de Beher" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2011-09-01.
  10. ^ "BEHER Awards". Archived from the original on 2011-09-04. Retrieved 2011-09-01.


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