Scotts Field Gammon Joint – Approx 1.5 kgs
The gammon comes from the hind leg of the pig. The leg is then cured in the same way as bacon.
Some people are confused as to the difference between gammon and ham. Gammon is the raw leg which, even though it has been cured still has to be cooked to eat, ham is the cooked version.
Traditionally Large Blacks were crossed with other breeds to produce ‘bacon pigs’ . Today we continue that tradition by crossing our Large Black Sows with a commercial Duroc boar, this means that we can produce meat that is more suited to a modern palate without losing the taste & texture that is typical of our native breeds.
The pigs are grown slowly outside in paddocks that they do not leave which enables the herd to have a very high health status, this in turn means that we only use antibiotics to treat individual cases. In 2018 with a herd totalling 1200 pigs we did not use any antibiotics.
The meat that The Large Black produces is renowned for being flavoursome with a succulent texture.
Scotts Field Gammon Joint is supplied frozen in joints weighing approx 1.5kgs with free delivery within a twenty mile radius of Oxborough. Minimum orders apply – please see the shop page for more details.
If you are looking for recipe ideas try Kim Starling’s Black Treacle Gammon.