the ossabaw ham project
the chesapeake was once home to one of the greatest american hams. at urban butcher, we are committed to the revival and preservation of this local heirloom delicacy.
we butcher and cure only woodland ossabaw island hogs, pigs descended from ancient ibericos, castaway survivors of spanish shipwrecks. 400 years of isolation and surviving island hardships and scarcities gave this unique american breed an uncommonly creamy fat and extreme marbling, making the ossabaw hog an ideal charcuterie pig.