Our hams start their journey as a free range leg of pork from the surrey marshes. Once removed from the pig, we ‘Double cure’ the leg, first by curing for 14 days in a dry cure salt mix, then once this process is complete they are washed then cured with a sweet cure mix for a further 7 days. After the double cure process is complete we then soak the gammons in a vat of ale.
The soaking removes any excess salt and adds a subtle flavour whilst also helping to further tenderise this amazing product.
Not finished yet!!! We then hang the gammons for a further 2-3 days to remove any excess moisture. Once hung we cover in cloves & marmalade or honey depending on the end product and cook for the required time. Simply superb!
TOP TIP: For those left-overs why not use in an omelette or dice finely for a carbonara?