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OffTopic PSA: Full Jamon Iberico with stand at Costco in SouthTexas

FoghornFoghorn Posts: 7,344
My wife texted this pic to me from Costco. 

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  • LegumeLegume Posts: 9,958
  • That looks fantastic. And cheap (based on my experience anyway)!

    but...what is that other box to the left?
    Keepin' It Weird in The ATX
  • LegumeLegume Posts: 9,958
    That looks fantastic. And cheap (based on my experience anyway)!

    but...what is that other box to the left?
    $100 Serrano leg
  • SonVoltSonVolt Posts: 1,834
    $549 for a half roasted Duck? 
    South of Nashville  -  BGE XL  -  Alfresco 42" ALXE  -  Alfresco Versa Burner  - Sunbeam Microwave 
  • LegumeLegume Posts: 9,958
    Fully cooked, not half roasted.
  • AcnAcn Posts: 3,010
    That is a fantastic price on probably the best meat on the planet.

    LBGE

    Pikesville, MD

  • SonVoltSonVolt Posts: 1,834
    If $549 is a fantastic price I'm scared to ask what they normally run.... 
    South of Nashville  -  BGE XL  -  Alfresco 42" ALXE  -  Alfresco Versa Burner  - Sunbeam Microwave 
  • rconercone Posts: 149
    At a ham bar in Barcelona, there was stuff for 249 euros for a 100g. 
    "Feed me, or feed me to something; I just want to be part of the food chain" Al Bundy

    LBGE, SBGE, Carson Rotisserie, Blackstone Griddle  

    Milwaukee, Wisconsin 
  • FoghornFoghorn Posts: 7,344
    rcone said:
    At a ham bar in Barcelona, there was stuff for 249 euros for a 100g. 
    That was probably aged 30 years or so. 

    When I was in Spain in 2016 I seem to remember that the 2 year aged (minimum standard) Jamon Iberico was going for 30+ Euros per pound (they priced it per kilo but I had to translate it to pounds for my brain to put it in context) if you bought a whole leg.  But that was near the source and didn't include the stand.  Based on that, the Costco price seems pretty appropriate to me.  But the longer it is aged the more it costs.  The 30 year stuff was obscenely expensive.  And in a restaurant it is all expensive.  

    XL BGE, Klose BYC, ProQ Excel, Weber Kettle, Firepit, Grand Turbo gasser, and a portable Outdoor Gourmet gasser for tailgating

    San Antonio, TX

  • FoghornFoghorn Posts: 7,344
    Legume said:
    rcone said:
    At a ham bar in Barcelona, there was stuff for 249 euros for a 100g. 
    Ham. Bar.

    Two words that I’ve never heard together.  Thank you for fixing that.  Now I just need to find one.
    Barcelona.  

    After the ham bar, stop by the ham museum.  Museo de Jamon.

    XL BGE, Klose BYC, ProQ Excel, Weber Kettle, Firepit, Grand Turbo gasser, and a portable Outdoor Gourmet gasser for tailgating

    San Antonio, TX

  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 25,297
    edited November 6
    ive seen the maple leaf farms duck at aldis before, maybe they start carrying the that ham next to the speck. at that price they should slice it up for you =)
  • LegumeLegume Posts: 9,958
    I saw whole Iberico legs in Madrid that struck me as reasonable/affordable, you just can’t bring one home.  
  • AcnAcn Posts: 3,010
    Foghorn said:
    rcone said:
    At a ham bar in Barcelona, there was stuff for 249 euros for a 100g. 
    That was probably aged 30 years or so. 

    When I was in Spain in 2016 I seem to remember that the 2 year aged (minimum standard) Jamon Iberico was going for 30+ Euros per pound (they priced it per kilo but I had to translate it to pounds for my brain to put it in context) if you bought a whole leg.  But that was near the source and didn't include the stand.  Based on that, the Costco price seems pretty appropriate to me.  But the longer it is aged the more it costs.  The 30 year stuff was obscenely expensive.  And in a restaurant it is all expensive.  
    The ham in the photo isn't straight jamon iberico either, it is jamon iberico de bellota - which adds the additional requirements of the pig's diet, required weight, and the number of pigs that can be raised.  For iberico de bellota - they have to spend the final 3 months of their lives grazing on acorns to get them to a required weight (160 kg, around 350 lbs).  During that final grazing period, there can be only 2 pigs per hectare (so only 2 pigs for nearly 2.5 acres) to allow them to eat enough acorns.

    Since so much of their weight is added by eating acorns, their fat is closer to the chemical composition of olive oil than to the fat on our commodity pigs here.  It tends to liquify at room temperature, which is why when the hams are hanging in store or bars, they will have cups hanging from the bottom, so ham fat doesn't drip onto customers.

    LBGE

    Pikesville, MD

  • I'd put it on a biscuit 
    I used to be able to name every nut that there was. 
  • HeavyGHeavyG Posts: 6,549
    Acn said:
    Foghorn said:
    rcone said:
    At a ham bar in Barcelona, there was stuff for 249 euros for a 100g. 
    That was probably aged 30 years or so. 

    When I was in Spain in 2016 I seem to remember that the 2 year aged (minimum standard) Jamon Iberico was going for 30+ Euros per pound (they priced it per kilo but I had to translate it to pounds for my brain to put it in context) if you bought a whole leg.  But that was near the source and didn't include the stand.  Based on that, the Costco price seems pretty appropriate to me.  But the longer it is aged the more it costs.  The 30 year stuff was obscenely expensive.  And in a restaurant it is all expensive.  
    The ham in the photo isn't straight jamon iberico either, it is jamon iberico de bellota - which adds the additional requirements of the pig's diet, required weight, and the number of pigs that can be raised.  For iberico de bellota - they have to spend the final 3 months of their lives grazing on acorns to get them to a required weight (160 kg, around 350 lbs).  During that final grazing period, there can be only 2 pigs per hectare (so only 2 pigs for nearly 2.5 acres) to allow them to eat enough acorns.

    Since so much of their weight is added by eating acorns, their fat is closer to the chemical composition of olive oil than to the fat on our commodity pigs here.  It tends to liquify at room temperature, which is why when the hams are hanging in store or bars, they will have cups hanging from the bottom, so ham fat doesn't drip onto customers.
    After a night at the ham bar if you didn't get at least a bit of ham fat dripped on you folks just weren't partying hard enough.
    Camped out in the (757/804)
  • rcone said:
    At a ham bar in Barcelona, there was stuff for 249 euros for a 100g. 
    That is $950lb. What kind of bar was this? :wink:
    Keepin' It Weird in The ATX
  • theyolksonyoutheyolksonyou Posts: 17,929
    I saw some insanely expensive ham in Barcelona this year.  I’d probably snatch that thing up.  

    Bought some to bring home before I realized you weren’t supposed to bring it home.  Made a hell of a breakfast before the flight.  

    The other couple we were with did the same, but took the chance to bring home…successfully.  😡
    Jason NW GA- home of carpet and Mexican restaurants
    LBGE, MM, BS (Blackstone and the other kind)
    One sorry Labrador

    My chili did not suck. My wings either. 
  • buzd504buzd504 Posts: 2,953
    I saw some insanely expensive ham in Barcelona this year.  I’d probably snatch that thing up.  

    Bought some to bring home before I realized you weren’t supposed to bring it home.  Made a hell of a breakfast before the flight.  

    The other couple we were with did the same, but took the chance to bring home…successfully.  😡
    You can order one.


    NOLA
  • theyolksonyoutheyolksonyou Posts: 17,929
    buzd504 said:
    I saw some insanely expensive ham in Barcelona this year.  I’d probably snatch that thing up.  

    Bought some to bring home before I realized you weren’t supposed to bring it home.  Made a hell of a breakfast before the flight.  

    The other couple we were with did the same, but took the chance to bring home…successfully.  😡
    You can order one.


    Hmmmm…
    Jason NW GA- home of carpet and Mexican restaurants
    LBGE, MM, BS (Blackstone and the other kind)
    One sorry Labrador

    My chili did not suck. My wings either. 
  • speed51133speed51133 Posts: 193
    Jamon serano that is not. It is Iberico. Different animal for one thing.

    Prices vary in Spain from thousands to hundreds. 
  • theyolksonyoutheyolksonyou Posts: 17,929
    There’s all kinds of cool stuff in the related products part of that link.  
    Jason NW GA- home of carpet and Mexican restaurants
    LBGE, MM, BS (Blackstone and the other kind)
    One sorry Labrador

    My chili did not suck. My wings either. 
  • stlcharcoalstlcharcoal Posts: 4,005
    Take that thing out of the stand and eat it like a king in the middle ages!!!!
  • DobieDobie Posts: 2,896
    Foghorn said:
    rcone said:
    At a ham bar in Barcelona, there was stuff for 249 euros for a 100g. 
    That was probably aged 30 years or so. 

    When I was in Spain in 2016 I seem to remember that the 2 year aged (minimum standard) Jamon Iberico was going for 30+ Euros per pound (they priced it per kilo but I had to translate it to pounds for my brain to put it in context) if you bought a whole leg.  But that was near the source and didn't include the stand.  Based on that, the Costco price seems pretty appropriate to me.  But the longer it is aged the more it costs.  The 30 year stuff was obscenely expensive.  And in a restaurant it is all expensive.  
    30 years, pig mummies or what 🤪
    Jacksonville FL
  • JohnInCarolinaJohnInCarolina Posts: 15,289
    buzd504 said:
    I saw some insanely expensive ham in Barcelona this year.  I’d probably snatch that thing up.  

    Bought some to bring home before I realized you weren’t supposed to bring it home.  Made a hell of a breakfast before the flight.  

    The other couple we were with did the same, but took the chance to bring home…successfully.  😡
    You can order one.


    The knife it comes with is worth $10 alone!
    "A generation of the unteachable is hanging upon us like a necklace of corpses." - George Orwell 

    "I've made a note never to piss you two off." - Stike


  • JohnInCarolinaJohnInCarolina Posts: 15,289
    ColtsFan said:
    I approached SWMBO and didn't even get to finish my argument.

    What was the approach like here?  "So there's this leg of ham from Costco..."

    I'm only asking so as to avoid the eff-up myself and try a different tack.
    "A generation of the unteachable is hanging upon us like a necklace of corpses." - George Orwell 

    "I've made a note never to piss you two off." - Stike


  • td66snrftd66snrf Posts: 1,686
    Those are available here in SoCal also but with both of my daughters away at school what would the wife and I  do with it? It would be a sin to freeze it.
    XLBGE, LBGE, MBGE, SMALL, MINI, 2 Kubs, Fire Magic Gasser
  • theyolksonyoutheyolksonyou Posts: 17,929
    td66snrf said:
    Those are available here in SoCal also but with both of my daughters away at school what would the wife and I  do with it? It would be a sin to freeze it.
    It’s been sitting out for years…
    Jason NW GA- home of carpet and Mexican restaurants
    LBGE, MM, BS (Blackstone and the other kind)
    One sorry Labrador

    My chili did not suck. My wings either. 
  • theyolksonyoutheyolksonyou Posts: 17,929

    Jason NW GA- home of carpet and Mexican restaurants
    LBGE, MM, BS (Blackstone and the other kind)
    One sorry Labrador

    My chili did not suck. My wings either. 
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