High Quality Whole Iberico Ham - £69.99 at Aldi
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High Quality Whole Iberico Ham - £69.99 at Aldi

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Found 11th Dec 2016
Most supermarkets have the whole Serrano hams at around the £30 mark, but Aldi have upped the ante with the higher quality Iberico ham. You'd be looking at a three figure sum elsewhere. Comes with stand and knife.
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My mouth is well and truly watering
Amazing but who actually can eat all of this
SO MUCH MEAT!!
¡que aproveche!
j3remy42

SO MUCH MEAT!!


There is a 1 kilo mini version for £24.99
It doesn't look particually well hung oO

http://www.thetapaslunchcompany.co.uk/products/large/jamon-iberico-bellota-open.jpg
What you'd expect aged Iberico to look like

Basically the more it looks like a prop from 'Alive' the better it is X)

Not saying it's a bad deal, but I would guess the price is reflective of the process it's been through.
buen provecho
probably pick up a couple of these for a light snack.
What makes this higher quality,the price ?
I think I will be buying the mini version as the whole leg is just too much.
Really not sure the £70 version is worthwhile.
However, if you have the necessary properly super-sharp knives, and the appetite(s), then one of the sub-£30 versions (inc stand - important that you have one!) makes great sense as a long-running festive centrepiece.
Just don't buy this sort of thing unless you know what it is - it ain't 'ordinary' ham... buy a 100gram packet instead, and see just how thin it needs to be cut to be edible.
My friend spent several weeks prior to his Christmas party telling us about his 3 year hung (?) ham. It looked like a corpse, no appeal.....
Hamtastic
Do these last for a while? really want to try one but not too sure if eat it that quickly.
tomlewis007

Do these last for a while? really want to try one but not too sure if eat … Do these last for a while? really want to try one but not too sure if eat it that quickly.


They are kept at ambient temperature and you seal the cut part with oil to prevent spoilage.
tomlewis007

Do these last for a while? really want to try one but not too sure if eat … Do these last for a while? really want to try one but not too sure if eat it that quickly.


Yes they do. Lay cut off fat over newly sliced areas or rub with olive oil and cover with a teatowel. If you leave it for a while and it looks a little ropey just cut back to good meat-gently! Do not put in fridge. Bear in mind this has already been around for 2 years, a few more months won't matter. Good luck. To really get the best out of it it needs to be sliced VERY thinly.


Edited by: "compadre" 12th Dec 2016
I think you're all hamming this deal up too much
ourdevonfamily

It doesn't look particually well hung oOWhat you'd expect aged Iberico to … It doesn't look particually well hung oOWhat you'd expect aged Iberico to look likeBasically the more it looks like a prop from 'Alive' the better it is X)Not saying it's a bad deal, but I would guess the price is reflective of the process it's been through.


The lower part of the bottom picture looks like a dog's head to me.
Edited by: "qbs" 12th Dec 2016
Is this part of a £3 meal deal including Ribena and a bag of crisps?
I watched Hannibal. I suspect that the price reflects the quality of the vagrant caught to make it
wdh

Really not sure the £70 version is worthwhile. However, if you have the … Really not sure the £70 version is worthwhile. However, if you have the necessary properly super-sharp knives, and the appetite(s), then one of the sub-£30 versions (inc stand - important that you have one!) makes great sense as a long-running festive centrepiece. Just don't buy this sort of thing unless you know what it is - it ain't 'ordinary' ham... buy a 100gram packet instead, and see just how thin it needs to be cut to be edible.




Can you explain this a bit more please? What do you mean by it ain't ordinary ham? Isn't this just like buying a joint of ham on the bone and cutting off slices as you require?
tawse57

Can you explain this a bit more please? What do you mean by it ain't … Can you explain this a bit more please? What do you mean by it ain't ordinary ham? Isn't this just like buying a joint of ham on the bone and cutting off slices as you require?



Think he/ she means it doesn't taste like ordinary ham.
Enjoy your meat sweats! X)
dunno

Enjoy your meat sweats! X)



I think, perhaps, that he is referring to the thickness of the slices that you have to cut in order for it to be edible - i.e. have to cut it very thinly?
andysmoore

Think he/ she means it doesn't taste like ordinary ham.


They're called transgender now mate.
ourdevonfamily

It doesn't look particually well hung oOWhat you'd expect aged Iberico to … It doesn't look particually well hung oOWhat you'd expect aged Iberico to look likeBasically the more it looks like a prop from 'Alive' the better it is X)Not saying it's a bad deal, but I would guess the price is reflective of the process it's been through.



​Audi X) , now that's some serious diversification
LizinGib

My friend spent several weeks prior to his Christmas party telling us … My friend spent several weeks prior to his Christmas party telling us about his 3 year hung (?) ham. It looked like a corpse, no appeal.....



That's because it is a corpse
qbs

The lower part of the bottom picture looks like a dog's head to me.



​probably is X)
So aldi sells something for twice the price of supermarkets, sticks a premium label on when it's clearly not, and everyone will still rave about how awesome and cheap aldi is
its been around for 2 years omg oO and its 70 quid and a HOT DEAL

i must be missing something here
3 figure sum?? anyway Iberico is black meat but as much as my appetite craves this it maybe too much for the bowel according to bowel cancer research.
LizinGib

My friend spent several weeks prior to his Christmas party telling us … My friend spent several weeks prior to his Christmas party telling us about his 3 year hung (?) ham. It looked like a corpse, no appeal.....



Stick to halal meat, no worries
Cheers just got 1 each for my chiwawas for crimbo, might even get the wife one too, she's been asking for something with a 'bone in' for a while, and she don't half spend some time at the local butchers these days so I'm guessing she like the meat too.
grumpiness

its been around for 2 years omg oO and its 70 quid and a HOT DEAL i must … its been around for 2 years omg oO and its 70 quid and a HOT DEAL i must be missing something here


You are!
compadre

You are!



i had a little google and i realise that. Special pigs eating acorns and then its cured for yonks. Learn something new everyday
Has this got preservatives in? Lidl and Aldi ones always seem to.

Presumably because they aren't properly hung....
tawse57

... What do you mean by it ain't ordinary ham? Isn't this just like … ... What do you mean by it ain't ordinary ham? Isn't this just like buying a joint of ham on the bone and cutting off slices as you require?



This is dried - not boiled - ham.
Accordingly it is tougher than old boots unless sliced VERY VERY thin (which needs a super-sharp knife, and a stand for the ham.)
Sliced thinly, it is not just edible, but rather delicious - and quite different to the sort of ham you'd expect in a ham sandwich.

If you don't know dried ham, then my (repeated) advice is to buy a small pack of pre-sliced dried ham (Serrano, Iberico, or Italian Parma) and have a £2 taster before blowing £30, let alone £70. And you can then also see just how thin it must be cut.

Edited by: "wdh" 12th Dec 2016
wdh

This is dried - not boiled - ham. Accordingly it is tougher than old … This is dried - not boiled - ham. Accordingly it is tougher than old boots unless sliced VERY VERY thin (which needs a super-sharp knife, and a stand for the ham.) Thanks for the explanation and tip.Sliced thinly, it is not just edible, but rather delicious - and quite different to the sort of ham you'd expect in a ham sandwich. If you don't know dried ham, then my (repeated) advice is to buy a small pack of pre-sliced dried ham (Serrano, Iberico, or Italian Parma) and have a £2 taster before blowing £30, let alone £70. And you can then also see just how thin it must be cut.




Thanks for the explanation and tip.

Edited by: "tawse57" 12th Dec 2016
OB1

Has this got preservatives in? Lidl and Aldi ones always seem to. … Has this got preservatives in? Lidl and Aldi ones always seem to. Presumably because they aren't properly hung....


By the curing process it will have preservatives in it, that's how it's done.
nobby1998

They are kept at ambient temperature and you seal the cut part with oil … They are kept at ambient temperature and you seal the cut part with oil to prevent spoilage.



​best kept chilled
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