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Organic Nitrate-Free Unsmoked Gammon A beautiful pork joint to enjoy at any time of the year Reviews (24)
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Organic Nitrate-Free Unsmoked Gammon

A beautiful pork joint to enjoy at any time of the year

What's the difference between gammon and ham? Well, there isn't really one. Once you've boiled and roasted a gammon it becomes a ham. So gammon is an uncooked joint and ham is a cooked one. That's the simple answer. We have a perfect recipe here.

Lightly cured, we never use nitrites or nitrates in our gammon, instead simply combining organic juniper and bay with sea salt, to let the true flavour of our organic, free-range pork shine through. As a result, our gammon doesn't have that same lurid pink colour its more mainstream counterparts, but more than makes up for it with its mouth-watering flavour.

  • Delivered frozen
  • 1kg, Serves 3 - 4
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£18.00 £18.00 per kg

We have a minimum order of £40.00 simply for sustainability reasons in order to minimise packaging, delivery & the environmental footprint.

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Coombe Farm Organic gammon joints are cut from the hind leg of the pork carcass. This is a fabulously complex piece of meat, comprising a powerful group of lean muscles, their connective tissues and a generous layer of fat. The flavour is intense and the texture robust. We lightly cure our gammon joints, combining the natural flavours of organic juniper and bay with sea salt. We never use nitrites or nitrates. 

Ingredients: organic pork (99%), sea salt, organic raw cane sugar

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED GAMMON QUESTIONS:

  • You can cook a gammon by boiling it or use a combination of boiling, then finishing by baking. At Coombe Farm Organic, we like to use the latter, we boil our gammon then for the last 20 minutes, coat the gammon in a delicious glaze of honey and mustard and finish baking in the oven.

  • The difference between gammon and ham, is really quite simple, gammon is sold raw and needs to be cooked, when it is cooked it then becomes ham.

  • Soaking a gammon removes the excess salt used when curing it, but it is becoming a thing of the past. Our gammon joints are brined tand we never use nitrates, nitrites or any other chemicals in our smoked gammon, so you can be certain that the distinctive flavour is purely natural. We therefore, do not soak our gammon joints prior to cooking it, we simply boil our gammon for 20 minutes per 500g, plus 20 minutes extra. You can add extra flavour to the cooking liquor with all sorts of Christmassy spices, oranges and lemons and even a good splash of cider. Once boiled, smear on your choice of glaze – honey and mustard, marmalade or maple syrup are all good choices – and roast until just starting to brown (about 20 minutes) in a moderate oven. Make sure you keep an eye on it, though, as sugary glazes can easily catch and start charring.

  • Supplied: Insulated box at -18°C
  • Freezing: Will arrive frozen, use by best before date on packaging
  • Defrosted: Store between 0 - 5°C and use within 3-5 days

Delivery

 

  • We deliver all around mainland Britain, excluding the Highlands and Islands. You will be able to choose your preferred delivery slot at checkout.

  • We can deliver to you Tuesday to Saturday.

    We will pick, pack and deliver your box the day you have requested.

    For every order, we'll send you a text message on the morning it is due to be delivered.

    Our courier will leave it in your requested safe place if you would prefer a contactless delivery.

  • We have a minimum order of £40. There is no minimum order value or delivery charge if you collect from our farm shop

  • Our Standard Delivery Charge is £3.95 (Tuesday to Saturday). There is Free Delivery on Orders Over £90, Recieve your order Before 12pm for £6.95

  • No. You can leave a message with your order telling us where you would like to have your box placed. It would be best placed somewhere cool or at least in the shade – especially during the hotter months of the year. Our products will stay at the same temperature for up to 40 hours, so just make sure that you can pick up your order within that time.

    Our couriers will send you a text message or email, which ever you prefer, giving you an hour slot when your box will arrive. If that doesn’t suit you, some options will be provided to make your delivery more convenient.

  • Our products will stay frozen at the same temperature for up to 40 hours. Simply put them in your freezer after delivery or in your fridge if you want to defrost them and use them within the next few days.

  • At Coombe Farm we believe in sustainability. And we live it. Regarding our packaging:

    natural materials

    Eco-friendly

    Your delivery box is made of 100% recycled paper and is 100% recyclable.

     

    natural materials

    Delivered Frozen

    To keep your order frozen we use ice packs which will retain a low temperature for a long period of time. Reuse them for a picnic or simply snip, empty the water and pop in your plastic recycling.

     

    Sustainably Insulated

    We use paper pulp sheets to insulate the box. They are great for craft projects or can also simply be recycled with paper waste.

     

  • You can cancel your order within two hours after your online purchase. We can not cancel an order after this period.

    We hope that you enjoy our products. But if for any reason you are unhappy, please let us know why within 28 days of delivery, by sending us the batch number and the reason why you are disappointed with the product. Do not throw the product away as we may need to recall it to confirm the problem.

    As your product is perishable, you will not be asked to return it for us for re-selling.

    When we have looked at the evidence, we will then consider reimbursing you by means of a credit for a future order or resending the product. We will do our very best to respond as quickly as possible and try to resolve it.

    Email to: [email protected], phone: 01460 279509

Product FAQs

  • We deliver our organic produce Tuesday – Saturday and you will be able to choose your preferred delivery day at checkout. The delivery charge is £3.95.

  • Freezing is the most natural way of preserving food. And as here at Coombe Farm Organic we believe in slow-grown, healthy food, a form of preservation that doesn’t need artificial additives gets a big tick from us.

    We use blast freezing to preserve all of our meat products. It’s done at the point of butchery, to temperatures of -26°C. This locks in all the freshness, flavour and nutritional value and means you get the longest possible shelf life at home once you’ve defrosted it.

    It also guarantees it will arrive with you in tiptop condition - confidently delivering fresh meat would be much more challenging.

  • All of our meat is butchered in our in-house butchery by our small team. This means we have full control of what is cut and also means that we can accommodate more requests from our customers.

    You will find any product ingredients on the relevant product pages.

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    Can't Find the Answer?

    If you cannot find the answer to your question and would like to speak to someone contact us and we will be happy to help.

The traditional way to cook a gammon is in two stages. Firstly, cover the joint in water, bring to the boil and simmer for twenty minutes per 500g, plus twenty minutes extra. If you want to whack in extra flavour at this stage, add spices to the cooking liquid or substitute some of the water with apple juice or cider. Once boiled, drain the joint, trim some of the fat from the top and stud the outside with cloves or star anise. Glaze with honey and mustard or marmalade and roast in a medium oven for about half an hour. 

If you're keen to try something without the scent of Christmas spices, try braising the gammon and serving it with homemade Boston baked beans. Or give it a taste of the tropics with a pineapple and chilli glaze. For real deep-south indulgence, go the whole hog and boil your gammon in cola – it sounds bonkers but it really gives the perfect, sticky sweet-sour balance. 

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