Savor the Tradition: Cooking Your Mangalitsa Ham

Cooking a Mangalitsa ham from Goode & Local is quick and easy, thanks to the superior quality of this heritage pig breed. Here's a simple guide to prepare you ham: 


  • 1 Goode & Local Mangalitsa ham
  • Whole cloves
  • Brown sugar
  • Dijon mustard
  • Maple syrup or honey (optional)


  1. Thaw the Ham: Ensure your Mangalitsa Estates ham is fully thawed by refrigerating it according to package instructions.

  2. Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 325°F (163°C).

  3. Score the Ham: Place the ham on a cutting board and gently score the surface with a sharp knife, creating a decorative pattern to enhance flavor penetration.

  4. Insert Whole Cloves: Position whole cloves at the intersections of the scored lines to infuse aromatic flavor.

  5. Prepare the Glaze: Mix brown sugar and Dijon mustard in a bowl to create a glaze. For sweetness, add maple syrup or honey to taste.

  6. Apply the Glaze: Brush the glaze generously over the entire ham, ensuring it coats the scored areas and cloves evenly.

  7. Bake the Ham: Transfer the ham to a roasting pan, covering it loosely with aluminum foil. Bake for approximately 15-20 minutes per pound (0.45 kg) until the internal temperature reaches 140°F (60°C) when tested with a meat thermometer.

Savor the exquisite taste of your Goode & Local Mangalitsa ham, a true testament to quality and tradition.

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