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La Quercia Rossa Berkshire Iowa Cured Ham

The Bordeaux of La Quercia's hams.

Among La Quercia’s outstanding ham offerings, this is their old growth Bordeaux. Like the wine, Its flavor is complex, structured, intense and seems to stay on your tongue forever.

It’s what I call the longest experience of all their hams and by that I mean it really covers a lot of ground—or taste—in your mouth. The first thing you notice is its texture: smooth, soft, nearly creamy on the tongue. Then the flavor begins: meaty, maybe even a bit wild and gamey, though not off-putting. A term I’ve heard a lot and agree with is “porky.” All that intensity softens in the finish and the texture returns to your mind. It’s luscious, not heavy or oily.

From Eden Farms, a coalition of family farms in Iowa, Missouri and Illinois that raise 100% pure bred Berkshire hogs humanely, without hormones or sub-therapeutic antibiotics.  The hams are unsmoked.  They're aged 9-12 months, depending on the size.

To slice, use a sharp knife and work the ham lengthwise. Don’t worry about getting big slices—focus on keeping the pieces thin, and make sure your bite has a little bit of meat and fat. No cooking necessary - the ham is best served as is, like you would prosciutto. 

Shipped without ice. It's been cured at ambient temperatures through so it's built to last. Lasts for months when stored in a cool spot. Storage instructions included.

Download our Ham Storage & Slicing instructions.

La Quercia Rossa Berkshire Iowa Cured Ham

M-ROS Whole, deboned, unsliced, about 7 lbs
$275
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