16 lb-Whole Bone-in Ham - Rays Country Ham

16 lb-Whole Bone-in Ham

  • An authentic salt-cured and air-dried whole bone-in Country Ham 
  • Grown locally and cured in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina
  • USDA Inspected and shipped safely unrefrigerated
  • Store in a dry, cool place unrefrigerated for 6 months+
  • Must refrigerate after sliced and cure seal opened
  • Refrigerate sealed portions for 1 month+
  • Freeze sealed portions for 2 months+

A Love Note to Country Ham Lovers

If you love Country Ham, we think you will find the rich saltiness and robust flavor of our Country Ham cure just right. However, if you are unfamiliar with Country Ham, we want you to know that this is not your Mother's sweet wet-cured City Ham. We are just as disappointed as our customers when they don't like the salt cured taste that so many of us grew up loving. If you are not sure our Country Ham is right for you, why not order a sample of the taste first?

Rays Country Ham - 16 lb. - Whole Bone-in Country Ham

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.