The Best Ham for Christmas

Sometimes the old ways are the best ways. Our heritage-breed hogs are raised humanely, on family farms dedicated to traditional methods – and no antibiotics or hormones. Because the old-breed hogs have more fat than modern breeds, we don’t need to inject these hams with dubious ingredients to boost their moisture and texture.

Instead, following age-old techniques, we rub salt and sugar on the hind leg of a hog, and then smoke it over real applewood chips. There are no artificial flavors or liquid smoke used in our process.


Cured on the bone, fully-cooked and ready-to-heat, the flavor of this ham is simply is incredible.  Plan your holiday meal around this impressive ham, and enjoy the leftovers.

Available bone-in or boneless, this delicious ham is best when glazed and heated in the oven. This makes it the perfect choice for Christmas, because the cook doesn’t need to fuss over the ham in the oven. Try our recipe for Apricot Ginger Glazed Ham or Spiced Orange Glazed Ham; both are equally delightful and perfect for your holiday ham.


How do you throw a ham party? Just ask Bon Appetit magazine … who has chosen our ham for several years in a row. Check out their video with editor Adam Rappaport extolling the virtues of the ham for a holiday party, and their top ten recipes for ham.


Are you roasting a ham this Christmas? Tell us about your favorite way to prepare it in the comments or on social media. Tag @dartagnanfoods on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter – let’s talk about ham!

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