Technical Mode Ham Holder

Technical Mode Ham Holder

An easy to use ham holder designed for domestic use. The "Luxury Mode" ham holder by Enrique Tomás not only offers the possibility of cutting ham comfortably at home, but also the base has practical movable wooden arms, adjustable to hold the ham or ham shoulder piece in a stable manner.

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What is a Jamón and how is it made?

A jamón is the result of dry curing a pig's hind leg in salt. Depending on the type of pig and its diet, the months of curing vary substantially and its taste will also vary. Due to the large amount of meat in the same jamón, we will find different flavours: the “maza” is the softest part, the “contramaza” the tastiest and as we approach the bone we find more intensity.

Once we have the pig's leg ready, the first thing we have to do is prepare it for salting. The “cook” (the expert as we call them here) makes a v-cut on the pig's rind and decides how much external fat to leave. The more fat the leg has, the less salt it absorbs and the sweeter it gets. Once the previous operation has been performed, the leg is buried in salt for an average of two weeks. If the cook decides to extend this period, the jamón will be tastier. From that moment on, depending on the type of jamón we are going to make, the characteristics of the leg and the flavour we want to obtain, the leg will be hung in the special cellar to dry until it is optimum for consumption.

Characteristics of the "Luxury Mode" ham holder

Pine wood with natural varnishing to give it all the Iberian character that this tool deserves. The robust base of the professional ham holder makes slicing ham a pleasure. The support and the anchorage ensure the firmness of the piece to be able to make the perfect cut of the slice, a practical and perfect ham holder for large hams or ham shoulders. All fittings are made of chrome-plated iron with a shiny finish.

Ham cut with a knife

It is important to bear in mind that the slicing of ham is as important as any other moment in the process of making an Iberian ham, because if it is not done properly, it could end up with the nuances of our star product. "Hand cutting has, unlike machine cutting, a certain liturgy that makes it more enjoyable.... It has, like all craft or manual activities, a human connotation, a feeling, an energy, an “I don’t know what” that machines do not have, no matter how precise they may be. This is the explanation that Enrique Tomás himself offers us in the book Jamón for Dummies.

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