World’s Most Expensive Ham

Written by Bryce

I’ll open this by saying that as a Jew, not only will I not be eating this ham for religious reasons, it’s just too pricey for my semitic tastebuds.

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But, if you’re not a Jew, Muslim, or pig-phobe, you can invest $2900+ for this swine leg.

“The world’s most expensive ham” has gone on sale in London, according to retailer Selfridges. The leg of Iberico ham, which costs 1,800 pounds, went on sale at the food hall in the retailer’s flagship store in Oxford Street, central London.

The 15lb ham leg comes complete with its own DNA certificate as proof of authenticity (for that price, it better).

Revered pig farmer and pork expert Manuel Maldonado selected 50 pigs that were reared in Extremadura in western Spain. The oinkers were fed on a diet of acorns and roots to give the ham a distinctive flavor.

About the author


Bryce Gruber is a Manhattanite mom who can be found jet-setting off to every corner of the globe. She loves exotic places, planes with WiFi, summer clothes, & Sucre brown butter truffles. Bryce's aim is to do to luxury what Elton John did to being gay. Follow her on twitter @brycegruber

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