Indulging in cured ham
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Plate of cured ham at the Parador hotel in Ronda
Would you like to discover why Iberian cured ham is such an important feature of Spanish gastronomy? Perhaps all you need to do to answer this question is to taste it –but if you need more arguments, here we give you a number of ideas for exploring the world of ham in depth. Imagine a weekend in the natural pastures of the Dehesa de Extremadura. You'll see pigs feeding on acorns as they roam freely, and you'll learn all about the production process for one of Spain's star cured meat products. In addition to sampling the ham and learning about the best foods to combine with it, on your Iberian ham route you'll learn to slice it like a professional, and of course you'll be able to buy a range of top-quality products. In any of your choice of destinations with designation of origin –Andalusia, Extremadura or Castile-León– you'll find museums and visitor centres. You'll have a wide variety of accommodation and restaurants where you can enjoy a “100% Iberian” experience and indulge yourself in one the most highly prized delicacies of our gastronomy.
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