Wiltshire Cured Ham
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Wiltshire Ham infers a specific curing method that originates from the 18th century. It was developed by the Harris family in Calne, Wiltshire.
Here at Houghton Hams we produce an authentic Wiltshire Ham and have been accredited to do so under the BMPA’s charter standard.
Our Wiltshire Ham is produced through a secret injection brine with no water retainers, the product is then immersed in a live brine where only salt tolerant organisms survive and then our technical team go to work to monitor and control this conversion.
These organisms help the chemical conversion of nitrate to nitrite over a period of 3 -10 days. This extended maturation period also helps to develop the distinctive colour and flavour profile of our Wiltshire Ham.
During this period the Hams are turned by Hand to ensure a consistent curing uptake.
The product is then slowly cooked for a duration of approx. 9-10 hrs to complete this crafted production process, culminating in a true depth of flavour.