His name is David Lavado and he is the winner of the IV Spanish Championship of cortador de jamón (jamón cutter), which took place on January 28th in Alburquerque, in the South-West of Spain.
A jury, composed by seven members, including professionals from the jamón world, representatives of Spanish Designation of Origin and the Maestro Cortador in charge,has elected the best cortador of the year, among a small number of participants.
In fact only seven cortadores have access to the championship, and they are the winners of the most prestigious competitions on jamón cutting, held in 2011.
The evaluation parameters of the jury were: clothing and style, cleanliness and shape, thickness, size, number of plates, 100 grams plates, creation of new plates, time, presentation of the different jamón parts and finally the knowledge of the jamón culture.
And after the competition, the day ended in a great moment of conviviality between cortadores from all over Spain and the public who have had the pleasure of tasting the jamón sacrificed for the contest.