Gammon or Ham

Many people are unsure of the difference between Gammon & Ham – the answer? Gammon becomes Ham when cooked. We can provide you with either.

Cooked Ham Varieties:

Cooked hams are readily available in store over the festive period - there is no need to pre-order.

  • McCartney’s Plain Ham 
  • McCartney’s Honey Glazed Ham 
  • McCartney’s Honey Glazed Ham with Cloves 

All of the above are sold fully cooked in a vacuum pack for convenient storage. Allow approximately 1/2lb (225g) per serving

To reheat:

Simply slice off the required amount for each meal & either heat on a plate in the oven covered with tinfoil and add a few drops of water to prevent drying. Or cover with some cling film & heat in the microwave until hot!


  • Boneless Gammon - readily available in store - no need to pre-order.
  • Bone-in Gammon - Order only
  • Smoked-Gammon - Order only

All of the above are sold in a vacuum pack for convenient storage. Allow approximately 1/2lb (225g) per serving + 1lb for cooking.

To Cook:

Our Gammons are mild cured & do not require steeping in water at home before cooking.

Place in a saucepan of water & bring to the boil, drain the water, refill & simmer for 20 minutes per 1 lb (454g) until cooked – why not try boiling in Coca Cola, Apple Juice or Cider for something different.

The cooked gammon (ham) can then be glazed as desired.  Peel off all the skin – make a couple of horizontal incisions and you should be able to peel it off in strips, use a clean dry cloth to protect your hands from the heat. Now score the fat with criss-cross cuts, making a diamond pattern stud a clove into the centre of each diamond shape if desired

Glazing suggestions include:

  • Highgrove Ham Glaze (available in store)
  • Local Honey (available in store) & Soft Brown Sugar
  • Honey & Mustard
  • Marmalade

Place the cooked gammon on a baking tray and add your glaze. Bake uncovered in the oven at 180*C for 30 minutes or until golden. Leave to rest for about 30 minutes before carving.