Spotlight on: Edwards Virginia Smokehouse & Spain’s Best Cured Meats at Huertas

Spotlight on: Edwards Virginia Smokehouse & Spain’s Best Cured Meats at Huertas

There may be no two regions in the world that appreciate the glory of cured pork more than Spain and the American South. Join us on Wednesday, October 2nd when we bring together Sam Edwards (Edwards Virginia Smokehouse) and a few of NYC’s best chefs: Jonah Miller (Huertas), Chris McDade (Popina), and Joe Tarasco (Union Square Hospitality Group) who will serve an array of tapas highlighting Edwards’ legendary hams, bacon, and sausage along with a handful of their Spanish counterparts.Reserve ...
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Edwards Hickory Smoked Sausage - Now Made with 100% Heritage Pork!

Edwards Hickory Smoked Sausage - Now Made with 100% Heritage Pork!

All photos courtesy of Edwards Virginia Smokehouse Team Heritage is so proud to have just sent 1000lbs of our pasture raised heritage breed pork shoulder to Sam Edwards. Edwards world famous hickory smoked sausage, a staple throughout the South, is now made with 100% heritage breed pork — exclusively for Heritage Subscribers!  Our business, Heritage Foods, hinges more on the shoulders of Sam Edwards than anyone else as he buys thousands upon thousands of our hams each year to make his delic...
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Spotlight On: Sam Edwards

Spotlight On: Sam Edwards

Spotlight On: Sam EdwardsFavorite Heritage Cuts: Pork Bellies, Fresh Hams, Shoulder Sam and Donna Edwards recently stopped by the Heritage Radio Network studio to join Patrick and Emily on The Main Course OG. Download the episode to hear Sam talk all things ham, sausage, bacon, the Summer Fancy Food Show and the rebuild of his famous smokehouse in Surry, Virginia! And now for the first time ever, Edwards Hickory Smoked Sausage made with our 100% Heritage Breeds! Photo Credit: Edwards Virgini...
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Storing Whole Prosciutto and Country Hams

Storing Whole Prosciutto and Country Hams

Are you thinking of investing in a whole country ham or prosciutto? We think its a great idea and we have some tips from the best curemasters in America on how to store it in your home. For the real meat-lover, there is nothing like a whole leg! If you have a meat slicer, this is an obvious choice, but it can also be easily sliced with a sharp knife! Each ham comes with a cloth netting for easy storage in the refrigerator for up to a year. Col. Newsom's Heritage Free-Range Country Ham from ...
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Edwards Surry-ano ham is back!

Edwards Surry-ano ham is back!

Sam Edwards painstakingly salts, smokes and ages Berkshire hams for 400-600 days.  The ham has a rich full flavor, and an exquisite pliable texture, exactly like its European counterparts. It is sweet, nutty and delicious, the result of amazing skill in the curehouse as well as a great primary ingredient: highly marbled heritage breed pigs, raised on pasture with no antibiotics. Surry, Virginia has been home to the Edwards family since before 1926 when Wallace Edwards Sr. first started selli...
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Kick off to Our Annual Ham Sale!

Kick off to Our Annual Ham Sale!

We are talking all things ham this week to celebrate our Annual Ham Sale!  Ham! There is so much to say about ham. More than any other cut on the pig, we talk about ham the most. Each and every week we at Heritage Foods process and sell 200 pasture-raised heritage breed pigs. The average weight of each pig is around 245lbs. And of those 245lbs about 65lbs is ham weight. Besides weighing a lot, the ham is a challenge to move because the 150 restaurants we sell to each week hardly purchase any ...
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Sam Edwards Update: STILL FIGHTING!

Sam Edwards is still fighting two years after a fire savaged his entire facility including his home, his smoke house, and literally thousands of hams. It was an incredible blow to everyone that is part of the chain — Heritage had thousands of hams on hand that Sam would normally smoke and cure, and an […] The post Sam Edwards Update: STILL FIGHTING! appeared first on HERITAGE FOODS USA.
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