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Would I have to go to Costco to buy a pre cooked ham? I'm hoping someone knows where I can buy one locally.

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Fresh Ham

A ham that is not cooked or cured prior to preparation. When selecting a fresh ham, look for one that is encased in a layer of firm white fat, and contains meat that is well marbled with coloring that may range from a grayish-pink from younger hogs to a light rose color from older hogs. The meat can be stored in cold temperatures for up to 5 days.

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If you use Lakeside Shoping Services, they bring the CostCo ham and many other products to your home. I am getting my delivery today. 

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Costco has a Master Carve Ham, which is excellent. I find the spiral-cut ham, which is huge and very tasty, is cut too thin for dinner menus. But it does have a bone for making soup after. The Master Carve is a reasonable size for a dinner, and is far less fatty than many. You can buy them (with a hefty price markup) at Pancho's.

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On 2/5/2020 at 10:32 AM, ComputerGuy said:

Costco has a Master Carve Ham, which is excellent. I find the spiral-cut ham, which is huge and very tasty, is cut too thin for dinner menus. But it does have a bone for making soup after. The Master Carve is a reasonable size for a dinner, and is far less fatty than many. You can buy them (with a hefty price markup) at Pancho's.

I looked for this today and couldn't find it, what part of Costco is it in?

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On 2/2/2020 at 5:15 PM, Mostlylost said:

Ham by definition is cooked or smoked (= cooking) There is no such thing as raw ham that is called pork.

Prosciutto, Iberian, Tennessee Hams are all uncooked. To be a ham it is simply cured pork. It is also sometimes smoked, sometimes air dried and aged. Cooking doesn't make it a ham.

An uncooked or green ham is simply a pig's hind leg until it is cured. The fore leg of said pig can be cured and in the states and Canada it is called a "picknic ham" and may be cooked or uncooked as well. Sadly Mexico never developed the custom of curing meats. The altitude here is amenable for 3 months to accomplish that and it is an admirable way to preserve pork. 

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13 hours ago, geeser said:

Prosciutto, Iberian, Tennessee Hams are all uncooked. To be a ham it is simply cured pork. It is also sometimes smoked, sometimes air dried and aged. Cooking doesn't make it a ham.

An uncooked or green ham is simply a pig's hind leg until it is cured. The fore leg of said pig can be cured and in the states and Canada it is called a "picknic ham" and may be cooked or uncooked as well. Sadly Mexico never developed the custom of curing meats. The altitude here is amenable for 3 months to accomplish that and it is an admirable way to preserve pork. 

A picnic ham is generally smoked and is the shoulder of the front leg. If you buy that portion fresh, it's not a ham until you smoke  it. I always cooked a smoked picnic in the oven. Prosciutto is dry aged for a very long time to cure it so it really can't be called fresh. The process is similar to smoking but not the same. At Swift they were piled high on several pallets. with weights on the top pallet to speed the process

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