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…

Does Heritage Pork Make a Better Ham?

We can confidently say that heritage breed pork tastes better. It offers a nuanced, deeper flavor and more succulent meat than commodity pork. It tends to be darker in color – not dry and pale like the “other white meat” that is widely available. Did you know that the USDA lowered the minimum cooking temperature for pork to 145…

Roasting for the Holidays

What are you roasting for Christmas this year? It seems fitting that a holiday gathering should center on a piece of roasted meat. Thanksgiving has the turkey, but at Christmas there’s room for more culinary expression. While technically not a roast, something we always recommend for a big party is the cassoulet. An iconic French…

Ham, Glorious Ham!

In the December issue, Bon Appétit magazine “effusively recommends” our bone-in heritage ham for your holiday dinner. Obviously, we couldn’t agree more. There is nothing so satisfying (and impressive) as a gleaming, glazed ham on the table. Click over to the Bon Appétit site and start planning your own path to ham nirvana (step one, buy it from dartagnan.com)….