What comes to mind when you read the following ... thin, evenly cut slices, dark red meat with a dark brown crust and a typical spicy aroma? All these attributes can only belong to one thing: Germany’s most popular cured ham – the Black Forest ham.
Since 1997, this raw, smoked and boneless ham is not only the best-selling smoked ham in Europe, but also has EU protected designation of origin status and may only be produced under strict guidelines in the Black Forest. Smoking and curing processes produce the exceptional taste of the meat which comes from meticulously selected pigs.
So as an aficionado of Black Forest ham, what does your perfect day look like? You start with a delicious breakfast in our Salon Lichtental – including Black Forest ham of course – before venturing on a trip to the Black Forest Ham Museum in Feldberg in the Black Forest. Here, daily from 9am to 5pm, May till October, you can discover more about the origins and the production methods of Germany’s favourite ham!
Back in Baden-Baden, you have the chance to stroll through the beautiful town and buy your own Black Forest ham from one of many butchers.
Are you now a little curious as to exactly how Black Forest ham is made? Then I highly recommend this excursion to you! Feel free to ask if you have any related questions.
Yours Marcus Schindler