North Carolina Whole Country Ham 14-16 lbs. Sliced and ready for you to fry up some for breakfast. We still cure our hams the slow, old-fashioned way. We hand rub each of our fresh hams with our special cure mixture, and place them in our refrigerated curing room in oak bins. After a few days in this cure, each ham is hand rubbed a second time and returned to the curing room where they stay for a total of 40 to 45 days. At this stage of the curing process, the hams are washed of excess salt and placed in equalization. This process allows the cure mixture to equalize throughout the whole ham giving it a consistent flavor. After equalization, the hams are hung in the drying/aging room at a temperature of 80 to 85 degrees for 25 to 35 days. This is where the old time southern flavor of country ham is achieved. For a more aged, robust flavor, we age the hams longer. Cured by a North Carolina family business who have won many awards including Smoked Country Ham Grand Champion.