The Serón based meat company Jamones Cortijo de Canata has become the first in the province to obtain an import licence from the USA for dried meat products, and intends to start shipping locally produced jamón serrano to the States.
Jamones Canata is a new business which was setup some years ago with regional government funding to promote the sale of locally produced meat products abroad. So it looks like it’s doing its job.
Last year the company sold more than 20,000 hams, of which 50 per cent were exported, but with the new licence it aims to sell 70,000 hams this year. (How much profit margin on a jamón?)
Interestingly enough, Almería produces 22 per cent of all pork products of Andalucía. Well I never.