Westphalia ham

Definition

Food

  • A brine-cured boneless ham made from pigs fed on acorns. They are well rested before slaughter and completely desanguinated by massaging the meat. The pork is dry-salted for 2 weeks, immersed in a 20 per cent brine for a further 2 weeks and cold-smoked over ash and beech wood with juniper berries for up to 5 weeks. Served raw in very thin slices.
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