Did you know that ham knifes have a fundamental role on its quality? There is nothing better for Christmas than a good Iberian ham. This may not sound Greek to you but, did you know how to use them properly? Let me make a brief introduction for you: traditional ham-slicing knife, ham-slicing knife with alveolus, cooking knife and knife-grinder as an accessory.
If you want to become an expert ham cutter but do not know how to start, we’ll give you some tips for you not to lose when you start your piece. It is important not to put the cart before the horse and know how to properly use each knife. Continue reading, we are guiding you.
Kinds of ham-slicing knifes
- Firstly, there is the traditional slicing knife, i.e. the all times slicing knife. To get a high quality slicing knife and not to waist our money, the blade should be long and flexible, as made with stainless steel. This is important to make a nice and fine cutting in order to profit the ham as much as possible and enjoying its flavour and aroma.
- Secondly, we have the slicing knife with alveolus. In sort, it is like a traditional slicing knife with little “holes” to separate the slices better. If you normally slice hams or it is your job, this knife is perfect for you.
- Thirdly, there is the cook knife. This knife is quite different by their characteristics and the use given. Unlike the previous two, the blade is rigid and wide to well remove the bark.
Ham-slicing knifes accesories
As a complement, we can also count on a knife-grinder to hone our knives before using them. It is important to have all our knives in perfect conditions to cut the ham the best possible slice and enjoy it.
If you don’t know which knife to choose we recommend you to try the natura slicing knife from Arcos.