We started by visiting the Iberian pig farm that I normally go to. Quite a few of the sows used for breeding had just given birth and so we had a chance to see the piglets getting their feed of milk from their mothers. Below is a short video showing one mother and her offspring.
In the final photo at the farm José Antonio has just given food to some 6-month old Iberian pigs, with Ivy and Gary to the left of the photo.
After leaving the farm, we headed to one of the most important ham curing factories in Jabugo. After seeing thousands upon thousands of hams hanging up and chorizo being smoked, we were given a lesson in ham cutting by Rafael. As well as being in charge of the restaurant area and attending to visitors, he is a “maestro jamonero”, a master ham cutter. In the short video below you can see him in action.