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Westphalian Ham #551
Westphalian is a rounder, softer piece of ham, and the least dry of our three varieties. We cure it for several months and smoke it slowly over natural maple hardwood. All our varieties of hams keep well and shouldn’t be cooked, making them excellent options to take along on trips.
Approx. Weight: 1 1/2 - 2 lbs.
Do not cook; the process of curing and smoking the ham makes the meat ready to eat as is. Slice as thin as possible with a meat slicer, or if you don’t have a slicer, cut off a 1-2” piece of ham, lay it flat, and cut thin slices with a sharp knife. Westphalian ham is a delicious complement to any style of bread, and goes great with pickles on the side.
Will keep without freezing; it will only air dry in refrigerator. Hams need air circulation, and keep best when wrapped in paper towel. Otherwise, leave unopened in vacuum-sealed packaging. Should vacuum packaging become loose—indicating an air leak—remove immediately and wrap in paper towel. Once open, it will stay fresh for up to 8 weeks.
Can also be frozen for up to 2 months. Defrost slowly in refrigerator; once thawed, ham will stay fresh for up to 8 weeks.
Ham cured with Salt, Sugar, Dextrose, Garlic, Sodium Nitrite, Sodium Erythorbate