In the recent past, we were looking for the “best” ham for our Easter dinner.
As part of research for THE NIBBLE, we tasted six different hams and came up with the winner: Kurobuta ham from Snake River Farms.
If you’ve been pondering a ham for Easter dinner (or any other time of the year), or want to send a memorable Easter gift (or Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Christmas or any occasion), Kurobuta (pronounced koo-row-BOO-tuh) is the ham for you.
Succulent, deeply flavorful and beautifully textured, it’s become the Easter standard at our house, and a mainstay of buffet dinners during the year.
Kurobuta ham has been called the world’s best ham by chefs and food writers.
You can always raise an eyebrow when reference is is made to “the best” of anything. Regarding food: Who has tasted everything in the category to determine “the best?”
Even at THE NIBBLE, when we have tasted 100 hot chocolate mixes, extra virgin olive oils, strawberry jams, etc., we know there are products out there that we haven’t known about.
That being said, everything we’ve research and read has come up with no better ham.
That’s because of the fine intramuscular marbling that makes the meat melt-in-your-mouth tender.
How good is this ham? Tender, with a perfect smoke and impeccable seasoning. Subtle notes of clove and other spices caress the tongue.
With other hams, even premium ones, the only thing that caresses the tongue is salt.
That Berkshire pig produces more than ham. Here’s the the “menu” at Snake River Farms:
Head to SnakeRiverFarms.com or phone 877.736.0193.