Five of the best online butchers for festive feasts

Five of the best online butchers for festive feasts

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Ham specialist Emmett’s has been curing its meat with molasses, brown sugar and local porter since 1820

A favourite indulgence at this time of year is a whole ham, and you can do no better than the traditionally cured black hams (£231.50 for 10kg on the bone; £73.35 for 3kg off the bone) from Emmett’s of Suffolk. It has been curing its meat with molasses, brown sugar and local porter since 1820, so it should have got it right by now. And it certainly has: rich, dark, sticky and thoroughly delicious. emmettsham.co.uk. BILL KNOTT