World's most expensive ham is being sold by Selfridges this Monday

Saturday, January 16, 2010 Craig Grobler 0 Comments

The world's most expensive ham is being sold by Selfridges on Monday

The leg of Iberico ham, which weighs seven kilos, is on sale at the food hall in Selfridges in London's Oxford Street.

The cost - a juicy £1,800! But comes with it's own with its own DNA certificate of authenticity.

The whole process began with 50 animals being specially selected by pig farmer and ham expert Manuel Maldonado.

The pigs are allowed to roam over fields in Extramadura in western Spain feeding on a diet of acorns and roots that help give the ham its distinctive flavour. After the pigs are slaughtered the ham is salted and cured for three years before going on sale in a hand-made wooden box wrapped in an apron made by one of Spain's most exclusive tailors.