Ham is one of the tastiest delicacies produced from pork. It is derived from the hind leg of pork, but it can also be prepared from other parts of the pig, like the shoulder, neck, belly, or loins.
Initially, the notorious leg of ham was a dish served only to royals, emperors, and their affluent guests. But fortunately, this deliciously prepared meat is readily available to the common man today. Some countries have even put their own spin on the classic ham enhancing its flavours to suit their palates. To show how different people enjoy this breakfast favourite, we’ve listed a few types of ham from around the globe.
- Black forest ham
The black forest ham is a German creation with a dark charred exterior. It is prepared from a boneless piece of pork meat that is dry-cured by soaking it in caramel and then smoking it with heavy pine or fir smoke.
Prosciutto is an Italian ham that is dry-cured for days, then finely sliced and served uncooked. The way prosciutto is prepared in Italy varies from region to region. Each preparation offers a unique burst of flavour and pairs well with different ingredients. Prosciutto di Parma is a sweater ham produced in Parma with a simple salt seasoning. Prosciutto San Daniele, on the other hand, has a velvety texture, and its thin slices are melt in your mouth delicious when paired with roasted asparagus or plain cantaloupe and a crisp pinot grigio.
For a meatier cured alternative, Bresaola is a beautiful Italian option that is produced from cattle. It’s air-cured like prosciutto but has a unique texture and taste.
- Country ham
Country ham is a specialty in the southern parts of the US. While each southern state has its own recipe for their pork ham, their meat usually ends up dry-cured. Country ham also has a distinct salty and smoky aroma that’s often accompanied by flavours of hickory, honey or maple syrup.
- Turkey ham
Turkey ham is made from, well you guessed it, turkey meat. To prepare this ham, turkey thigh is wet-cured and smoked to produce a white meat alternative that is flavourful but less chewy.
While we bet these hams are lovely and unique, at the Artisan Deli by Bennet & Bernard Gastronomy, we’ve created our own tasty versions of breakfast hams to tantalize your tastebuds and nourish your body with optimal protein. Our breakfast pork toast ham and breakfast chicken toast ham are absolutely delicious and wholesome additions to a hearty breakfast. They are seasoned generously and cured to perfection by the finest restaurateurs. Moreover, they are 100% gluten-free, do not contain added MSG or hormones, and are compliant with the guidelines set by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) at every stage of production. Besides ham, the Artisan Deli offers a range of other premium cold cuts and prepared meats that you are going to love.