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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Costco’s $550 Ham

The Iberian pig is found only in Spain

Group of Iberian pig in the meadow in the mountains.Genadi Dochev/Shutterstock

Products made from Iberian pigs are only made in four areas of Spain: Huelva, Cáceres/Badajoz, Salamanca, and Córdoba. Iberian pigs are typically brought up in the high-altitude parts of these areas, as the environment is said to impact the meat’s flavor. Costco is saving us not only money, but also a long flight to Spain!

There’s a cheaper option, too

Iberian ham with a plate of slices of ham.Moises Fernandez Acosta/Shutterstock

If $ 500 is out of your price range but you’re still craving a taste of high society, don’t worry! Costco also provides a cheaper form of Jamón Ibérico called Jamón Ibérico de Cebo, which should cost you only $ 99. It’s also known for its great taste, providing luxury without breaking the bank! Next, find out the things you aren’t buying at Costco, but should.

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