World’s most expensive ham lauded as gourmet luxury

Andrea Divirgilio / January 18, 2010

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The world’s most expensive ham is out on sale, and they say that every single gram of it will be savored as one of life’s incredible gourmet luxuries. So what makes the ham worthy of as large a price tag as $2,940? Actually it’s the amount of care and effort that has been put in by pig farmer and ham expert Manuel Maldonaout, from breeding to curing. He fed his 50 selected pigs on acorns and roots to give the ham its distinctive flavor and then left the ham to cure for three years. The 7kg (15lb) Iberico ham leg comes with its own DNA certificate as proof of authenticity. For the rich and wealthy blessed with a gastronomical palate, it’s time to appreciate the melt-in-the-mouth texture of this truly amazing Spanish ham.

Via: BBC

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