Where to get cured ham?
Anyone know where i can pick up a nice leg cured ham?
I'd like to have a nice leg to hang in my kitchen to trim and devour over the course of a couple of weeks/months.
Two main questions:
1) If I get nicer leg, Serrano or otherwise - will I lose freshness if I choose not to refrigerate? I know the curing process is normally done dry but I worry I might loose some freshness if get an expensive cut and leave it out.
2) Where to get one? Went down to Eastern Market and a found a few options but didn't settle on anything yet.
You should talk a good, local specialty food market or deli and ask them to special order it for you. Most shops get weekly deliveries from their wholesalers so you shouldn't have to wait very long at all. I would recommend you place the order on Monday morning at the latest to get it the same week. I really like the Galloni brand 14 month Prosciutto di Parma and Principe brand Prosciutto di San Danielle.
But what do I know?