This air-cured ham is produced in specific regions of Southwest France, just as it has been for over a thousand years. The production of this coveted ham is supervised by a consortium, which means every step of the process, from pig to plate, is strictly controlled. The terroir is what gives this ham that special flavor, the pigs eating a diet of rich grasses of the region, and the ham dried kissed by the air coming from the Atlantic Ocean through the Pyrenees. The ham legs are rubbed with salt harvested from Salies-de-Bern spring water, then covered in salt and cured at low temperature in salting rooms, and later hung to dry, periodically rubbed with pork fat.
This meticulous process takes between 9 to 12 months, ensuring the ham reaches the perfect flavor balance: mildly salty, buttery and delicate. Once the ham is sampled and found up to par, only then it is given the DOP seal of approval. Similar to Italian prosciutto, Jambon de Bayonne is tender and buttery, with hints of saltiness and a lovely tenderness. Rich in Omega-6 fatty acids, Bayonne Ham is very high in protein and B group vitamins – delicious and exceptionally nutritious!
Sliced into the perfect slices for your convenience, just take out of the pckage and serve in cheese plates, charcuterie platters and antipastos, tapas, or simply enjoy it in a sandwich on a fresh baguette and some old-fashioned mustard.
Our Bayonne Ham is made by Delpeyrat. Founded in 1890, this French delicatessen company offers a wide range of gourmet meats to European and US markets, including foie gras, smoked salmon and specialty hams, always adhering to strict quality standards and meticulous artisan recipes.