Berkshire Pork Boneless Smoked Ham, Whole
Fresh / 5-7 lb avg (Serves 10-14*)
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Berkshire pork, also known as Kurobuta pork, makes the best ham. Uncured, fully-cooked, and ready-to-eat, our ham is naturally smoked over applewood without nitrates, nitrites, phosphates, or artificial fillers, and is seasoned 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.
*Servings based on 8oz per person.
- Exceptionally tender, well-marbled style of pork Berkshire-breed pigs raised on pasture
- No antibiotics or hormones* from birth
- Handcrafted ham, smoked over real applewood
- Uncured - no nitrates, nitrites or phosphates
- No artificial ingredients, colorings or preservatives
- Fully-cooked and ready-to-eat
- 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
Since it’s fully cooked, ham can be served cold, at room temperature, or heated, with or without glaze.
To heat, first, bring the ham up to room temperature. We recommend removing it from the fridge at least an hour before you plan on heating it. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F.
Place the ham on a rack in a heavy-bottomed roasting pan. Pour ¼ to ½ inch of water, or liquid of your choice, to the pan.
Place a sheet of parchment paper over the ham then cover tightly with aluminum foil. Heat in the oven until the internal temperature reaches about 140 degrees (about 10 minutes per pound of ham). An oven-safe probe thermometer works well for this - poke it into the thickest part of the ham without touching the bone. Heating time will vary depending on your oven and size of the ham.
Remove the ham from the oven and allow it to rest for a few minutes, tented with foil. As long as you keep your eye on it, this is a safe way to heat the ham without drying it out.
For added flavor and moisture protection, you can apply a glaze during the last 30 minutes of heating time. Ariane, D'Artagnan's founder, suggests a simple mixture of one part soy sauce to one part honey, but don't be afraid to get creative. A balanced glaze will contain a sweet element like honey, brown sugar, apricot preserves or pure maple syrup and a savory or acidic element such as mustard, soy sauce, vinegar or even your favorite Bourbon.
Perfect for a special occasion, or just a weekend dinner (think leftovers). Fully cooked, it can be sliced cold for sandwiches or salads, shredded and stirred into grits, or tossed in a jambalaya.