During the hot season, which did not allow for air curing, in earlier times people began to cook the meat first and then lightly smoke it. This resulted in a good shelf life and a food product with an extraordinary taste and aroma.
To prepare the ham, the pork legs are first cut by our master butchers. They are then lightly salted and spiced according to an old tradition, and cooked very slowly. The hams are then lightly smoked over beech wood. Thanks to this treatment, the ham acquires a delicate aroma, its characteristic flavour and the meat remains particularly succulent.
The Villgrater Sexten butchery is a traditional family business based in Sexten, an idyllic village in South Tyrol. For more than 100 years, the butchery has stood for the highest quality and a close connection to nature and agriculture. The products are made exclusively local raw materials such as pork, beef or game, which come farmers in the region and are kept in a species-appropriate manner. In production, Villgrater relies on artisan traditions and state-of-the-art technology to ensure the highest quality standards. The range includes a wide selection of sausage and ham specialities as well as grilled meat and cheese. All products impress with their natural taste and special quality. With the Villgrater Sexten butcher's shop, you are relying on genuine South Tyrolean craftsmanship and the highest level of enjoyment.