Virginia Ham

Virginia Ham

Regular price $38.49
  • Always cut-to-order by an artisanal butcher
  • Free delivery on orders over $250

The Quick Facts...

  • Avg. 6 lbs per Half Ham
  • Avg. 11-14 lbs per Whole Ham
  • Origin: United States, Virginia ham is a classic and time-honored type of cured ham.
  • Defining Characteristics: its lengthy aging process, which can extend for months or even years.
  • Varieties of Virginia ham include country ham, which is saltier and drier, and city ham, which is milder and often glazed with a sweet coating.

Made from the hind leg of a pig, the delectable taste of Virginia Ham is celebrated both for its rich texture and flavor, as well as its reputation for being quintessentially American. Found on the tables of Americans during every major holiday, Virginia Ham is traditionally smoked using hickory wood, which contributes to its signature smoky aroma. This type of ham is a versatile ingredient and is commonly used in sandwiches, salads, and various culinary dishes.


  • Pork, Water, Spice (salt, sodium phosphate, soy, corn, sugar, sodium erythorbate, sodium nitrite, smoke flavour), Carrageenan.

Goes Great With…

When it comes to the culinary world, Virginia Ham stands as a timeless delicacy known for its distinctive smoky flavor and rich texture. But what truly elevates the experience of savoring Virginia Ham is the art of pairing it with complementary flavors. Whether you're crafting a Southern-inspired feast or seeking simple yet exquisite combinations, discover the perfect accompaniments to enhance the essence of this iconic ham.

  • Biscuits: The savory and salty profile of Virginia Ham pairs perfectly with freshly baked biscuits, creating a classic Southern comfort food combination.
  • Cheese: Create a delightful charcuterie board by serving thin slices of Virginia Ham alongside a selection of cheeses, such as cheddar, gouda, or brie.
  • Eggs: Virginia Ham adds a burst of flavor to omelets, quiches, or a simple plate of scrambled eggs.
  • Sandwiches: Enjoy a classic Virginia Ham sandwich with lettuce, tomato, and your favorite condiments for a satisfying lunch.

Preferred Preparation for Virginia Ham

Unlocking the full potential of Virginia Ham begins with the art of preparation. From the precision of slicing to the creativity of glazing, the way you prepare this cherished delicacy can transform it into a culinary masterpiece.

  • Slicing Thin: For sandwiches and charcuterie, thinly slice Virginia Ham to savor its delicate flavor and texture.
  • Glazing: When baking, apply a glaze made of brown sugar, mustard, and other seasonings to create a sweet and savory crust.
  • Baking: Slow roast in the oven to enhance the ham's natural flavors, ensuring it remains tender and juicy.
  • Grilling: Achieve a smokey char by grilling Virginia Ham slices, perfect for adding to burgers or as a standalone dish.
  • Pan-Frying: Crisp up slices in a skillet for a delightful breakfast or quick snack.

How Much Does Virginia Ham Cost?

At the Butcher Shoppe, you can purchase Virginia Ham by the half (Avg. 6 lbs) for $32.50 and a full ham for $55.

Prices are subject to change. Check the top of the page for updated pricing information.

How We Ship Our Virginia Hams

At The Butcher Shoppe, we take great care in shipping our Virginia Hams to ensure they reach you in perfect condition. Our shipping process includes:

  • Vacuum-Sealing: Each ham is vacuum-sealed to maintain freshness and prevent moisture loss during transit.
  • Insulated Packaging: Hams are packed in insulated boxes with ice packs to keep them at the ideal temperature.
  • Prompt Shipping: We ship your order promptly to minimize the time the ham spends in transit.
  • Tracking: You'll receive a tracking number to monitor your ham's journey to your doorstep.
  • Customer Support: Our customer support team is ready to assist you with any questions or concerns throughout the shipping process.

Rest assured, your Virginia Ham will arrive in the best possible condition, ready for you to enjoy its exceptional flavor.