What are the differences between a Smithfield and Virginia Country ham?
Both products are dry-cured hams, salted and smoked in a Virginia tradition that goes back over 200 years. Typically, Virginia Country hams are cured, smoked and aged three or more months before being sold. Smithfield hams are cured and smoked, and aged longer-nine to twelve months. Both hams have a dry-cure salty taste. Whole country hams weigh between 13-15 pounds whereas Smithfield hams on average weigh 2-3 pounds more because of the longer leg shank.