Berkshire Pork Bistro Ham
Fresh / 6.5 lbs avg
Berkshire pork, also known as Kurobuta pork, makes the best ham. Our Berkshire pork bistro ham is uncured, unsmoked, fully-cooked, and ready-to-eat. This French-style ham is made without nitrates, nitrites, phosphates, or artificial fillers, and is seasoned simply with sea salt and raw cane sugar. The Berkshire hogs are raised on pasture, with no antibiotics or hormones, by a cooperative of small farms dedicated to humane and sustainable methods.
Just the facts
- Exceptionally tender, well-marbled style of pork
- Berkshire-breed pigs raised on pasture
- No antibiotics or hormones* from birth
- Handcrafted ham, fully cooked with skin on
- Uncured and unsmoked
- No nitrates, nitrites or phosphates
- No artificial ingredients, colorings or preservatives
- Fully cooked
- Product of USA
- For best taste on fresh products, use or freeze within 3-5 days of receipt; for frozen products, use within 1-2 days after thawing
*USDA regulations prohibit the use of hormones in pork
Cooking & Serving
Drain the natural juices from the package, and wipe or brush off the layer of gelatin from the skin. While the gelatin is safe to eat, it may not be welcome in your cooking plans.
If you have a meat slicer, you can cut right through the skin layer for thin slices, in the American style, or opt for thicker French slices using a sharp knife. You may also remove the skin with a knife - just cut into the rind and gently separate it from the ham underneath, a section at a time, before slicing the ham.
Bistro ham is the classic ham used for croque monsieur and madame in France and is also one of three ingredients in the famous jambon-beurre sandwich. The other two are unsalted, softened French butter and a thin baguette, which combine to make a much-loved Parisian specialty.
Make a ham and cheese sandwich like the French, with several slices layered with good cheese on a thin baguette with Dijon mustard, which can also be pressed and served hot.
Bistro ham is also easy to cube and use in recipes like quiche Lorraine. We hope you will find many ways to incorporate this ham into your recipes.
Ingredients: ham, water, pork belly skin, sea salt, dextrose, spices, evaporated cane sugar, celery powder