Gearing up for the holiday dinner table and pining for a show stopper? Well, look no further than the special order holiday hams from Bavarian Meats. Our award-winning 18-20 pound baking hams, which are hand crafted and smoked in small batches, bring big flavor to the season’s smorgasbord of meals!
We’ve been making these cured smoked legs of pork ever since Grandpa Max was stoking the smokers in the 1970s. Some Seattleites say it’s one of our city’s best kept holiday secrets! Using hogs from the renowned family-owned and operated Carlton Farms in Oregon, our Production Manager, Jamie Simmons, carefully brines the bone-in hams and then smokes them slowly and directly over alder in our custom smoker for 24 hours. This slow direct smoking method results in a richly flavored artisan ham that is fully cooked and can be gently heated at home, permeating the house with a sublime and welcoming aroma.
Our hams take time and because of that we only crank out a limited number during the holiday season. For that reason, we must take orders in advance. So, if you are looking for a show stopper that brings big flavor with a minimum of effort, get in the know and order a Bavarian Meats ham today. Deadline for orders is December 5.
The hams generally weigh between 18-20 pounds and sell for $3.99 a pound. They can be picked up at Bavarian Meats Delicatessen in the Pike Place Market during regular hours between December 18-24th. (The store will close early on December 24th so plan ahead.)