For a first-hand understanding of Denominación de Origen Calificada (DOC) Iberian ham production, nothing beats the two- to three-hour tours offered by this award-winning, fourth-generation, family-run operation. After an hour mingling with acorn-crazed pigs in their little patch of paradise under the oak trees, decamp to the maze of salting and curing chambers, where you'll witness hundreds of dangling hams developing their prized flavour.

Finish with a tasting of multiple meat products (ham, lomito, salchicha and chorizo). All tours must be booked in advance, and can be offered in English or other languages upon request. It's about a 6km drive northeast of Aracena.