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Claremont, NH, June 6, 2018 – North Country Smokehouse, a family owned, artisinal smoked meat producer with a strong history of culinary excellence, has expanded their award-winning product line to include All-Natural, Certified Humane, and Organic deli meats in 3 popular flavors, Oven Roasted Turkey, Smoked Maple Ham, and Smoked Black Forest Ham. 

Eager to meet consumers growing demand for ‘clean-label’ lunch alternatives, these deli meats do not contain binders, fillers, carrageenan, nitrites, nitrates, antibiotics, or added hormones. A real win for health-conscious shoppers looking for quality lunch alternatives, without having to compromise flavor.  
Owned by the Breton family, well-known for their innovative approach to farming and animal welfare,  the deli offering was a natural next step for North Country Smokehouse, whose mission is to craft artisanal meats through exceptional animal care standards, culinary excellence, and respect for the land. Located in New England, the smokehouse is committed to using locally sourced, quality ingredients. The new cold cut line is a true representation of the company’s philosophy; a testament to the time, attention and responsibility that a distinct, quality product requires.

The lunchmeats are hand-crafted using traditional, European style techniques. Each piece is individually selected and marinated to enhance the natural flavor of the meat. The turkey and ham are cooked using the French style Sous Vide method to preserves the nutrients, the ham is then placed into a state-of-the-art, German smoker where it rests in a thick cloud of authentic applewood smoke. North Country Smokehouse COO, Aaron Corbett, said “The rich, smoky taste of the ham really sets the product apart. The turkey is cooked, not smoked -  it’s a nice alternative for people who prefer a farmhouse flavor. Each product is exceptionally well balanced, and true to form. The meat is incredibly flavorful.”

The new line of lunchmeats launched with an upscale, New England based grocer and has been quite successful. The retail packaging is vacuum packed in a handy, resealable pouch, and perfect for on-the-go meals and snacks. Suggested retail value ranges from $4.99 to $6.99. 

For more information about the North Country Smokhouse deli meat line please contact Brand Manager, Alicia Baker by emailing alicia@ncsmokehouse.com.

 

 

 

  Ham Glazes

For a sweeter, glossier glaze, brush ham with a little maple syrup about 30 minutes before it is ready to come out of the oven.  

ORANGE JUICE AND BROWN SUGAR GLAZE

1 ¼ cup light brown sugar

3 tablespoon fresh squeezed orange juice

½ teaspoon ground cloves

Mix all ingredients together to form a thick paste. Set mixture aside until ready to glaze ham. Makes about 1 cup. 

MUSTARD & BROWN SUGAR GLAZE

1 ¼ cup packed light brown sugar

¼ cup Dijon Mustard

½ teaspoon ground cloves 

Mix sugar, mustard and cloves together in medium bowl to form a thick paste.  Set mixture aside until ready to glaze ham. Makes about 1 cup.

 

What to do with leftover ham

  1. •Turn green salad into a main dish by adding chunks of cooked ham and drizzling with balsamic vinaigrette.
  2. •Make a quick quiche using finely diced ham, leftover veggies like chopped broccoli or spinach, and a frozen, store-bought piecrust.
  3. •Spice up your breakfast routine by tucking finely chopped ham, green peppers, and onions into an omelet.
  4. •Have a filling lunch by topping a baked potato with diced ham, shredded cheddar cheese and steamed broccoli.
  5. •Whip up ham salad by tossing finely chopped meat with equal parts celery and onion, and a dollop of mayonnaise or mustard.  Enjoy with wheat crackers or on a rye roll.
  6. •Add flavor to your soups by adding the ham bone and some diced ham when cooking—especially in bean or lentil soups or chowders.
  7. •Create an incredibly easy and light eggs Benedict by topping one half of a toasted wheat English muffin with a thin slice of ham, one poached egg and a dollop of store bought hollandaise sauce.
  8. •Toss diced ham with cooked pasta, a few drops of olive oil, steamed green beans or broccoli, and a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese.
  9. •Make a colorful pasta salad with tricolor spirals, chunks of ham and mozzarella cheese, cherry tomatoes, sliced yellow bell pepper, and olives.  Toss with Italian dressing.
  10. •Sprinkle chopped ham into brown rice or scalloped potatoes.