Costco's Fancy Covap Jamon Iberico Leg Comes With A Knife And Stand

Spending a weekend day strolling a giant warehouse to buy groceries and home essentials at a discount in bulk is arguably an American tradition, and one of the best places to do that is at the wholesale club Costco. Especially when there is the fun of free samples and the inflation-proof hot dog and soda deal to enjoy once your shopping spree is complete.

Some may always cruise the same route at Costco and buy the same cult-favorite items like Kirkland maple syrup, peanut butter, hazelnut spread (an economic replacement for Nutella), and of course, low-cost liquors (via Delish). But if you spend enough time wandering the large aisles of Costco, you may find a few luxury splurge items that one would find in an international foodie's food pantry rather than a bulk American hulk-sized freezer. One such item: an entire Iberico ham leg complete with a stand and knife to impress at your next dinner party.

A fancy Iberico leg stand for your parties

Iberico ham can usually be found served on a Spanish tapas menu, and the meat comes from the Iberian pig. This breed is known for having black hooves, slender legs, a long snout, and most importantly, lots of fat in its muscle, which is responsible for its distinctive flavor (per These hogs feed primarily on acorns, called bellota, and they can eat up to ten kilos a day of the nut; by 10 months, these foraging pigs can weigh around 200 pounds. 

Luckily, Costco offers a more manageable solution: according to Kitchn, you can just buy a leg of certified Spanish Iberico Belotta ham that's been aged for three years, replete with a stand to present it and a knife to cut and serve the delectable meat. Those concerned about the welfare of the pigs can also rest assured as each pig lived a life outside in nature, roaming Valle de Los Pedroches in Southern Spain on at least two and a half acres (via Costco). This Iberico leg kit will set you back around $550, shipping and handling included.