Before the days of refrigeration, curing was one of the few methods for preserving meats. The whole, fresh ham was covered in a mixture of sugar, salt and pepper which dehydrated the ham and “set the cure.” The cured ham was then hung in a cloth sack and would keep for years. Our Country Ham is cured much the same way so that all the delicious ham flavor is perfectly preserved. A great breakfast compliment to eggs and grits or use it to make ham biscuits. Warning: This ham product uses salt in curing, thus it is salty to taste. Rinse ham with water before cooking to remove excess salt.