Decorations have been up for months, but the appearance of Christmas hams is the sure sign the festive season has arrived.
Christmas can be a busy time of year, but the Australian PorkMark Ham Awards have done the hard work and found the best 100% Australian hams across three separate categories.
Chefs Paul McDonald and Simon Bestley teamed up with Fleischmeister Horst Schurger, who has a Master’s Degree in Butchering and Smallgoods, to assess more than 140 entries to find the best traditional bone-in, boneless and nationally available hams.
The Awards recognise the best made from 100% Australian pork and the judges we’re really pleased with the quality of this year’s hams. With more than two thirds of ham sold in Australia being made from imported pork, it’s important to look for the pink square Australian PorkMark if purchasing a boneless ham, as this easily identifies Aussie ham.