Madrid Ham Tasting Experience With Wine
Visit a family-run ham shop to discover the delicious world of Spanish jamón paired with local wine!
- Taste 7 types of Spanish jamón & cured meats, including serrano, Ibérico and acorn-fed (pata negra)!
- Sip two delicious Spanish wines with the ham—the perfect pairing!
- Give carving the ham a try—it's much harder than it looks!
- Meet the owners of a family-run ham shop, who have been in the business for over 50 years
- Learn the fascinating, centuries-old process for making jamón—Spain's prized possession
We learned so much about Spanish wine, jamon and Madrid! By the time we arrived back at our hotel, Nick had emailed us all of the details of what we had covered...
The Jamón was the highlight, oh so good!
Learnt so much about olives, oil, jamon, jams, tapas. We took all this away and used our knowledge when ordering dinner that evening Absolutely recommend for family with older children...
- 7 different types of Spanish jamón & cured meats (ham)
- Tasting of Spanish extra virgin olive oils
- Cava (Spain's champagne)
- Red wine (beer and soft drinks available by request)
What to Expect on Your Tour
Spanish ham is a local source of pride, but there’s one thing you have to remember—not all hams are created equal!
Join our passionate ham experts at a family-run jamón shop in Madrid’s city center, and sit down to an hour-long tasting of the best Spanish ham in town. You’ll learn all about this celebrated tradition, from how the animals are raised to how the meat is cured. You’ll see the different parts of the ham and learn what each is used for. By the end of the tasting, you’ll know how to confidently order the best cuts of pork and ham in a restaurant!
You’ll taste five different types of ham—from serrano to the black label Iberian acorn-fed variety (the best of the best!) and learn to appreciate the difference. You’ll also discover the art of carving ham (an admired profession) and have a chance to give it a try yourself!
We’ll pair the ham with two Spanish wines—a bubbly cava and a local Madrid red wine. You’ll soon understand why people call cava and jamón the perfect pairing!
This ham tasting experience will be led by a passionate food guide, and you’ll also meet the shop’s owners who love sharing their story.
And as with all Devour Madrid tours, your guide will give you a copy of our Devouring Madrid guide, which is packed with all our favorite places to eat and drink in the city! So put down your guidebook and get ready to experience Madrid like a local!
About Our Expert Guides
Your tour will be lead by one of our expert, English-speaking guides. They’re all gifted storytellers who are smart, passionate and talented and whose excitement for this country is contagious!Meet them here!
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Our experience takes place in Madrid's historic center, right near the metros Sol, Opera, and Gran Via.