Cuting cured ham. / SUR

Benalmádena to host Spanish ham-carving competition

Six specialist ham cutters from all over Spain will demonstrate the fine art of slicing cured ham at the event in Arroyo de la Miel on Sunday

TONY BRYANT BENALMÁDENA.

Some of Spain's best cured ham carvers will be in Benalmádena this Sunday for the first edition of a fundraising competition.

The Concurso Nacional de Cortadores de Jamón de Benalmádena is organised by the town hall with local entrepreneur David Romero and the Redención brotherhood.

The event will be held at the headquarters of the brotherhood in Arroyo de la Miel on Sunday from midday, when six specialist cutters will demonstrate the fine art of slicing Iberian ham.

Cutting cured ham requires experience and skill, and the contestants will be judged by a panel of experts who will base their scores not only on the way the ham is sliced, but also on the quality of the dishes they produce with it.

The event has been organised to raise funds for the religious brotherhood. "It is a charity event to support the Hermandad de Redención.

The day will give visitors the chance to see the highly professional ham cutters at work and the diversity of the dishes that they create," said Romero.