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Old Fashioned Yorkshire Gammon Joint.
Our gammon joints are from, Yorkshire reared, Gloucester Old Spot pork legs. The pigs are grown slowly on a North Yorkshire farm putting on weight and fat naturally. Gloucester Old Spot is renowned for it's sweet flavour and good muscular fat content, making it perfect for a roasting joint.
The pork legs are cured, on the bone using a traditional method of pumping the cure through the artery on the pork leg. Once the leg is cured, the bone is removed and the joint tied to make a whole gammon joint. We then air dry the gammon joints along with our Old Fashioned Bacon until ready to cut.
The gammon joint is cut from the leg and benefits from long, slow cooking. It can be roasted or slowly braised where the liquid can be used to flavour the joint and will stop it from drying out.
Roast gammon was traditionally eaten at a Boxing Day dinner but we prefer to enjoy it any time. A gammon joint is perfect for a Sunday roast any time of year and can then be enjoyed through the week as cold cuts or for sandwiches.
Scoring the skin before roasting will help to render the fat and crisp the skin.
We prepare your order in our butchery on the day before delivery to ensure that everything reaches you in the best condition.
UK MAINLAND DELIVERIES
We deliver on a next day service throughout the UK mainland (please see below for restrictions). Your order is shipped in an insulated box.
Our delivery service allows you to pick a delivery date in advance when you reach the checkout. We are currently trying to restrict our delivery days to Wednesday, Thursday & Friday to enable us to plan efficiently. If you prefer a different day please get in touch and we’ll do our very best to help.
Delivery is free on orders over £45.
Unfortunately we are unable, currently, to provide a delivery service to some areas in Scotland. This is due to the time sensitive nature of our products which must be delivered in 24 hours. These are:
Scottish Mainland – AB30, AB33-AB36, DD8, DD9, FK16
Scottish Highlands – AB37-AB38, AB42-AB45, AB53-AB56, IV21-IV24, IV26-IV28, IV40, IV52-IV54, KW1-KW14, PA36, PA40, PH30-PH33, PH34-PH41
Scottish Offshore – HS1-HS9, IV41-IV51, IV54-IV56, KA27-KA28, KW15-KW17, PA20, PA41-PA49, PA62-PA76, PH42-PH44, ZE1-ZE3 – Northern Ireland
FREE LOCAL DELIVERY ON ORDERS OVER £25
WE’RE NOW OFFERING FREE DELIVERY IN CERTAIN POST CODE AREAS AROUND SKIPTON, ILKLEY, OTLEY, HARROGATE, RIPON, PATELY BRIDGE AND GRASSINGTON.
The post codes included are the following: HG1, HG2, HG3, HG4, LS21, LS29, BD20, BD23.
When you get to the checkout and enter your delivery address, you should automatically qualify for this option. If this doesn’t happen, please let us know.
Our delivery days will be Thursday & Friday each week. Please select the day you would prefer, we’ll be in touch if there’s a problem. If you need something on a different day, please get in touch and we’ll do our very best to help.