27 Ham Cutting Contest / Dehesa de Extremadura

Contest Rules

A traditional contest in Salón Gourmets, its first edition took place in 1994, and 27 editions later is one of the most awaited. Six contestants compete to prove their cutting skills facing a jury of professionals that values factors such as: thickness and length of the slice, straightness of the cut, presentation, neatness and speed among other aspects. Each contestant has an hour and a half to elaborate the perfect Spanish ham plate and so become the Best Ham Cutter of Spain in the Cutting Contest, Dehesa de Extremadura.


The winners of this edition were:

Jorge Díaz Borreguero (Santiago de Compostela, La Coruña, Spain) - winner.

Sergio Escudero Altea (Vicar, Almería) - second classified 

Geovany Almanza Molina (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria) - third classified


Jury 2021*:

Elena Dieguez, President of the Regulatory Council of the D.O. Dehesa de Extremadura.

Juan Francisco Hernandez, ham cutter Restaurante Urrechu.

Andrea Tumbarello, Owner Restaurant Don Giovanni.

Pedro Larumbre, Grupo Larumbe.

Jorge Lopez Marco "Tote", futbolista español

Francisco Javier Morato, Miembro e industrial del Consejo Regulador DOP Dehesa de Exrtremadura. 


Contestants 2021*:

Sergio Escudero Altea, (Vicar, Almería)

Francisco García Sanmamed (Quintana de La Serena, Badajoz)

Geovany Almanza Molina (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria)

Vicente García Ortega (Lucena del Puerto, Huelva)

Jorge Díaz Borreguero (Santiago de Compostela, A Coruña)

Pedro Hernández González (Madrid)

*subject to change

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