19 December 2017

Christmas is a time for bringing the family together, traditionally around the table. This year, James Whelan Butchers wants to bring your family feast together with its award winning family recipe ‘Heritage Cure Ham’,  kissed with smoke and sweetness, combining tradition and flavour.


Family butchers, James Whelan Butchers, known for their expertise in craft butchery and favoured for their high quality and naturally-reared meat, ensures that their limited edition ‘Heritage Cure Ham’ is no exception and that there isn’t likely to be any leftovers for St. Stephen's Day.


No stranger to prestigious accolade, the Heritage Cure Ham was awarded the Great Taste 3 Star Award in 2016 and this year it was awarded Gold at the Irish Quality Food Awards and the 10th Blás na hÉireann Awards, ensuring this family favourite, will be a talking point at any Christmas feast.


The secret is in the cooking! Cured on the bone, James Whelan Butchers ‘Heritage Cured Ham’ has a distinctive flavour with a hint of smoky hickory undertone and succulent sweetness that comes from cooking on the bone. Covered and cooked in the oven at the low temperature of 140c for five hours, helping to develop the amazing flavours which adds to the delicious succulent mouth watering ham.  

Speaking about his grandfather's secret ham recipe and what makes it so unique, Pat Whelan explains, “I discovered our Heritage Cure Ham recipe in my grandfather's old ‘shop day book’ and began recreating it a few years ago. The awards our Heritage Cure Ham has received is a testament to the Whelan family tradition and the amazing flavours that the bone brings through the meat. It has quickly become a favourite not only in our family but with families around Ireland today.”


Each ham is hand-prepared with great care and attention before being individually numbered by James Whelan Butchers, who take great pride and passion to ensure that the highest standards are achieved in every single piece.


James Whelan Butchers is passionate about food and its customers. Their artisan produce can be found in any of the their six craft butcher shops located in Dunnes Stores, Cornelscourt; the Swan Centre, Rathmines and The Pavilions Shopping Centre, Swords, Dublin as well as at Avoca, Rathcoole and Avoca Kilmacanogue, Dublin and at their home butcher shop in Oakville Shopping Centre, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary.


Subject to availability James Whelan Butchers Heritage Cure Ham will be available to buy in all James Whelan Butchers shops as well as online. To find out more about James Whelan Butchers or to order online visit www.jameswhelanbutchers.com