Where to buy a great ham? I am looking to order a ham for thanksgiving. What companies are reputable and pride themselves and deliver on quality? Do

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gandalf October 28, 2020
If you are looking for country hams, here are a couple of links that may be of use:

Benton's Country Hams: https://bentonscountryhams2.com/

Smithfield Marketplace (offers both uncooked and pre-cooked hams: https://www.smithfieldmarketplace.com/about-country-hams
 
Lori T. October 27, 2020
What sort of ham are you interested in? A wet cure or dry cure ham? Or perhaps you call them city or country hams. They are two different types, and companies will usually specialize in one or the other. One thing to consider, before you decide to go mail order, is checking with small local butcher/processors. A good many of them produce hams of their own, of impressive quality sometimes. The nice thing about that would be you could probably taste test a bit before committing to a large hunk of meat. And if you are not above a little adventure, you can make your own wet cure- brined ham at home. It isn't as difficult as you might think, and then you get to decide what flavorings you prefer.
 
HalfPint October 27, 2020
I have heard great things about the New Braunfels Smokehouse in Texas. They have mail order. Smoked sausages are great, but I have not had their smoked ham.
 
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