So it's a not a bad idea to have some mighty swine facts to trotter out.
Ten 'ham'-azing things you really need to know
Photo of lots of ham in Barcelona: Shutterstock
5 March 2015
Hog the limelight, ham it up or boar your companions senseless the next time you are being swined and dined, with The Local´s hamazing facts about jamon.
As any visitor to Spain will know, jamon is so admired that it is practically the de-facto national dish.
Whether you are served a few thin slices as a tapa alongside a lunch-time caña or choose to dig deep for a racion of the Gran Reserva Jamon Iberico de Bellota, there is no avoiding the porcine product.