Spain’s luxury ham makers hit by pandemic
06 March 2021 | 8:55 am
Sales of premium "pata negra" dry-cured hams, the "caviar" of Spanish charcuterie, have suffered as restaurants and hotels have closed and celebratory events where it is usually eaten have dwindled due to the pandemic. And that has pushed down the value of the 13,000 Iberico pigs raised each year in the sparsely-populated region of Extremadura in southwestern Spain.
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