Brushing is a technique used to clean and remove impurities from the ham. It is carried out with a specific brush, generally with natural bristles, which is used to rub the surface of the ham and remove the remains of dust, mould or any other type of impurity that it may have.
Brushing is an essential part of the ham production process, as it helps to maintain its quality and prolong its shelf life. It also helps to improve the appearance of the ham and make it more palatable for consumption.
It is important to carry out brushing carefully and regularly, especially on cured hams that have been hung for long periods of time. This ensures that the ham is in the best condition and that its characteristic flavour and aroma can be enjoyed.