World's Most Expensive Ham Costs $2,942 (USD)

Iberico ham began selling in London for £1,800 for a 15-pound leg joint. It's the world's most expensive pork, raised in western Spain and delivered in luxurious conditions:

The pigs were fed on a diet of acorns and roots to give the ham a distinctive flavour.

After being slaughtered their ham was salted and cured for three years, before going on sale in a hand-made wooden box wrapped in an apron made by a Spanish tailor.


Link via J-Walk Blog | Photo: BBC

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Reminds me a lot like Kobe beef...special diet, specially raised, except this stuff is aged and kobe is delicious straight off the cow :P

It sounds good, though...I almost wish I could eat ham just to try it!
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As spaniard I have tos say spanish ham has been the tradicional "bribe" for teachers, bank directors, mother in law, etc....

When a spanish inmmigrant is asked for "What do you miss from spain? ", 90% answer... My family and the Ham.

If you come to spain don't miss it!!
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jamon iberico de bellota, the best ham in earth... 3000 us$ for a traditional ham made with the best black iberian pig?. yes, a little expensive, but not much.
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