A cured meat made from beef sirloin, centre leg, round and stifle. It is traditionally produced in the province of León. The production, which includes salting, curing and drying, can last for more than seven months.
It is smoked using oak found in local forests which gives it a characteristic taste and aroma. This cured meat is a dark brown on the outside and deep dark red on the inside. Cecina de León has a characteristic beef flavour with smoky undertones and is very succulent and smooth in texture.