Hamming it up in Alhaurin de la Torre

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Hamming it up
MASTER SLICER: Ham cutters from across Spain will join together to break two world records.

HAM CUTTERS from across Spain will join forces in Alhaurin de la Torre to try and break the Guinness World Record for the largest number of people carving ham at the same time, and the most amount of sliced in one go.

The spectacle, organised by the Alhaurin de la Torre town hall, will see more than three hundred professional ham cutters slice around 900km in total.

The first record attempt will begin at midday on Sunday November 12, where each cutter will have two minutes to cut four slices each with a width between 0.5mm and 1.5mm.

After officials have verified that the record has been broken, there will be musical performances, a raffle to raise more money for charity and an equestrian show.

At the end of the day, the ham cutters will try to break the second attempt, where around 900 kilos of the Spanish delicacy will be cut in total.

Guests will have the chance to buy a slice of the action by paying €5 for two plates of ham.

Any ham not consumed during the event will be donated to local social centres.

The proceeds from the event will go towards the AHUCE Foundation which raises money for people with ‘brittle bone disease’, a condition that causes bones to fracture easily.

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