BAYONNE HAM, 12 MONTH (FRANCE)
Bayonne ham indeed draws its origins in various cities of the Adour Basin, but its influence and reputation grew through the important port of Bayonne whose name it bears. Soon the outstanding flavor of this delicacy won the favor of the gourmands of France and beyond. Bayonne ham is a prized guest at every banquet. With success came intensified production over the centuries and gradually , methods of manufacture were refined to meet more precise and demanding specifications. The selection of pigs , the time and breeding conditions , salting , drying, refining … are all steps that meet the highest criteria.