Black Forest ham is a special kind of smoked ham made from the pig’s hind thigh and rump. In fact, the term “Black Forest Ham” is a Protected Designation of Origin within the European Union, which means only ham produced in this area can be called so. However, this designation of origin is not recognized outside of Europe.
The production of ham calls for selected meat, which is treated with a specific process and ingredients. It is first hand-seasoned with spices: salt, garlic, pepper, coriander and juniper berries before placing it in brine for two weeks. After the salt removal, the ham goes to the smoking process. It is hung for three weeks on brush and sawdust of fir brought exclusively form the Black Forest, which gives it its unique flavor. Finally, the ham is dried in the air with controlled temperature and humidity, to have it ready to sell.
Black Forest Ham has a very special taste thanks to this exclusive production process. Visit www.cupocity.com to find deals with this delicious ingredient.