I am honored to have been included in issue three of the trade magazine #SOMOS of the National Association of Cortadores de Jamón of Spain (ANCJ) to write an article about my experience as a Cortadora de Jamón in the Netherlands.
There are many moments, feelings and experiences. This article describes one day, but there are many days, many experiences. How I feel about the profession, my love for Spanish ham. My experience as Cortadora
It is an honor to share the cover of the magazine with, among others, Maestro Cortador and 2018 Spain Champion Juan José Masa.
Thank you to the editors for the nice introduction text:
“Cati Gomez arrived in the Netherlands with her Dutch lover. What she could not have imagined then - almost 20 years ago - was that here, in our country, she would rediscover her second passion: ham. But then the Spanish one.
Cati herself speaks of 'rediscovered' because she grew up with the culture and taste of ham. In Huelva, the province where she lived, she spent a long time on her grandparents' farm, where they bred pure Iberian pigs and where they prepared and preserved the legs in the traditional way.
The Dutch's ignorance of the production of Spanish hams and their delicious flavors and variations, together with Cati's enterprising nature and her passion for teaching and sharing, has made her a true ambassador of Spain's most international product in her country of adoption. Entrepreneur, businesswoman, trainer, advisor and of course Cortadora.
Cati not only cuts ham, but brings the culture, flavors, smells and even the emotion of her beautiful homeland to our country, to your company or to your home. Entrepreneur, businesswoman, trainer, advisor and of course Cortadora.
Cati not only cuts ham, but brings the culture, flavors, smells and even the emotion of her beautiful homeland to our country, to your company or to your home.
That's why, when Cati works beyond our borders, she offers not only ham, but also experiences. But she better tell us herself.”
The magazine #SOMOS is published monthly and is full of interviews, reports, opinion articles... about the world of the Cortador/Cortadora profession and of course the Ham world.