Plates of jamón to be on sale to pub­lic for €5, with pro­ceeds go­ing to char­ity

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By Oliver McIn­tyre ALHAURÍN de la Torre is hold­ing a mouth-wa­ter­ing Guin­ness World Record at­tempt this week­end, and rais­ing money for char­ity in the process.

More than 350 pro­fes­sional cured-ham carvers are ex­pected to de­scend on the town for the event on Sun­day (Novem­ber 12), which aims to set records both for num­ber of peo­ple cut­ting ‘jamón’ at the same time, and for the to­tal amount of ham sliced.

The cur­rent Guin­ness record for num­ber of peo­ple slic­ing cured ham – or ap­par­ently any type of meat for that mat­ter – was set in Septem­ber 2015 in the Málaga town of Sierra de Yeguas, with 202 carvers.

For the amount of cured ham sliced, a search of the Guin­ness World Records site turns up only a sin­gle-per­son, one-hour record, set by Spa­niard Diego Hernán­dez Pala­cios in April 2011, when he carved some 10 ki­los of jamón into 2,160 slices in one hour.

In Alhaurín, the aim is to slice 900 ki­los of cured ham to fill a to­tal of 9,000 plates, said the town hall.

Dur­ing the event the plates of ham will be on sale to the pub­lic for a price of €5, with the pro­ceeds go­ing to Spain's Ahuce Os­teo­ge­n­e­sis Im­per­fecta (OI) As­so­ci­a­tion, which works in sup­port of peo­ple with OI, also known as brit­tle bone dis­ease.

All the ham that is not sold will be do­nated to so­cial cen­tres, said the town hall.

The day will also fea­ture live mu­sic and a horse-rid­ing show, as well as a raf­fle, which will also raise money for the char­ity.

The event kicks off at 11am on Sun­day in Plaza de Es­paña.

A pre­vi­ous ham carv­ing event, in Estepona

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