75-YEAR-OLD FAMILY TRADITION - Rays authentic salt and natural air-cured Blue Ridge Mountain Country Ham uses the methods used on the family farms of the Blue Ridge Mountains since the early days of the American Colonies. Born of necessity and handed from one generation to another, it has now been elevated to a culinary art form.
A TASTE FROM ANOTHER PLACE IN TIME- Today, where once moonshiners and revenuers raced hot cars along Thunder Road, a few facilities owned and operated by the descendants of those early American pioneers are keeping those traditions alive with modern food science techniques that duplicates the annual seasons of Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall.
NOTES ON TASTE- Country hams are drastically different from their more common cousin, the wet-cured city ham. Country Ham is recognized by its expected saltiness and robust flavors.