We try to keep the rare-breed pigs to make our hams. One of our favourite are the woodland-reared Oxford Sandy & Black pigs, whose diet is supplemented with milk whey (just like the pigs used to produce traditional Parma ham), bred by Sam Holloway in Halstock (www.samspigs.co.uk). The legs are cured with pepper and fennel and are then air-dried for many months in our maturing room. This long process makes the meat meltingly tender and the fat becomes silky smooth and full of flavour.
Try serving this ready to eat meat with fresh figs and a chilled Beaujolais or a fine rosé wine
Gold with 2 Stars' - Great Taste Awards 2019
The judges said of this product
- Beautifully sweet ham with a perfect level of salt. There are fennel notes which are superb. Lean, dry, no funky piggy after taste. The cure is spot on. a very prevalent umami flavour as well. Bloomin' lovely
- a plate full of delicious looking ham, creamy looking fat and a beautiful aroma of fennel. The pork starts to release and melt on the palate. The fennel develops alongside the pork as part of the story.
Gold Award - Taste of the West 2012
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