Most cured ham traditionally sliced in one hour
Diego Hernández Palacios
11.565 kilogram(s)
Spain (Valladolid)

The most cured ham traditionally sliced in one hour is 11.565 kg (2497 slices) and was achieved by Diego Hernandez Palacios (Spain), at Centro Comercial Vallsur, Valladolid, Spain, on 2 December 2023.

Diego has travelled the world showcasing his skills cutting ham. He started preparing for this record in May, when he sought a personal trainer to prepare him and lost 8 kg in the process. Four legs of ham were used during the record and, after the attempt, the ham was distributed among the people present on the day. This record attempt was part of a series of events that are launching a new area of Centro Comercial Vallsur. Diego had set this record in 2007 and once again in 2011 alongside Rubén Armesto, a knife expert. Back in the day he said he wouldn't try to break it ever again, but 12 years later, he broke this record for his children, who were present during the attempt, and for his dad, who recovered from covid after nearly 80 days in intensive care.