Ham School at our Borough Shop

Date: Next Event: Tuesday 6th October at Borough Market shop

Time: 7pm - 9pm

Location: Borough Market shop



Brindisa Ham School with Spanish Wine Tasting

Taste Brindisa’s top Spanish hams, learn all about this renowned Spanish delicacy, try your hand at carving a whole leg under the guidance of Raul or Santiago, our master carver, and taste some great wine-pairings specially chosen by Brindisa. 

During the second half of the evening, Greg, our assistant manager at the shop, who has been trained at WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust) and has a background working as a sommelier,  will guide you through a carefully paired selection of wines with each ham. You’ll learn how sometimes unlikely combinations of flavours can be amazingly successful.

7pm start - 9.00pm finish

Held at the atmospheric Borough Market shop.

£75 for 2 hours

Our small Ham School classes of 12 mean that everybody has personal ham carving tuition.

7pm-8.00pm: Introduction to Spanish hams

  • Learn about what makes a truly great Spanish ham
  • Taste Serrano and Ibérico hams from different regions with different production methods
  • Our current range for tasting includes our premium ham, Señorío Ibérico Bellota, our new Brindisa Ibérico Bellota and Jabugo Ibérico as well as a serrano ham from the curing regions of Teruel or Trevélez.

The group will then split into two groups of 6 who will swap after half an hour.

8.00pm-8.30pm: A carving workshop with our master carver

  • See how to open a ham and how to look after it when you have finished carving
  • Learn how to achieve a good slice and get the most from the ham.
  • Carve your own slices under the expert eye of our team, it is not as easy as it looks!
  • Keep the slices you carve to eat at home later.

8.30pm-9.00pm: Wine tasting

  • Taste a handful of Spanish wines selected from the wine list of our restaurants.
  • These wines are carefully matched with the Ibérico and Serrano hams
  • Each ham school will feature a variety of different Spanish wines, from regions as diverse as Catalunya, Rioja, La Mancha and Extremadura.

Goody Bags

Take home some ham, helpful notes and a discount off your next purchase.

Forthcoming Ham School Dates

We won’t run our ham school in December, please call us if you would like to run a private event with us over this period.


Tuesday 6th October 2015

Tuesday 20th October 2015

Tuesday 3rd November 2015

Tuesday 17th November 2015


How to book

To book a place or add your name to our waiting list, email us: or call: 0207 407 1036

Private events:

Fancy having the school to yourself and your friends? Thinking about corporate team-building events? Please give us a call to arrange.

Ham School Gift Vouchers:

Would you like to book a place as a gift for someone? We have ham school gift vouchers available from our Borough Shop.


Please note: Ours is an open-sided Market shop. Our classes are therefore conducted at prevailing outside temperatures, complete with Borough’s colourful background noises.


What the press say

Click on the link below to read what The Independent thought of our ham school:

The slice is right: get a taste for Spanish ham

Mail Online 13th May 2011

"I loved the ham class and would highly recommend it to all lovers of the pig and aficionados of Spanish food and drink  - 10/10" - Gourmet Chick

Gourmet Chick, 20th September 2011