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COUNTRY HAM: The Best Holiday Gift You Can Give to a Valued Client

THE BEST HOLIDAY GIFT YOU CAN GIVE TO A VALUED CLIENT is our fully cooked, spiral sliced, bone-in whole country ham. They’re 11-13 lbs. each, aged for more than 100 days, impressively packaged, and shipped to your client’s door or home with a custom message. They’re the perfect thank-you gift that will always be remembered and anticipated the next year! Peel…and eat! It’s our signature product, and true flavor for the southern soul…and your client!


Country Ham from WayCo Hams

Our signature product, delivered in our classic WayCo Country Ham bag.

Country Ham: Here’s Our Signature Country Ham

OUR VERY BEST! Fully cooked, spiral sliced, bone-in whole country ham. They’re 11-13 lbs each, beautifully package, shipped to your door! They’re perfect for your next family event, end of year trip to the beach, or outstanding for peel-and-eat for tail gating. It’s our signature product, and true flavor for the southern soul!

Country Ham from WayCo Hams


Country Ham: Visit Harris Teeter for Old Waynesboro Products by WayCo Ham

Goodness from Wayne County! When you visit the Butcher Department at your favorite Harris Teeter, look for our delicious Old Waynesboro Country Ham products from WayCo Hams. It’s where you can stock up on country ham biscuit slices, center slices, our delicious bacon, and end pieces for cooking and flavoring. Flavor for the Southern Soul from Wayne County NC’s WayCo Ham at Harris Teeter!

Country Ham from WayCo Hams at Harris Teeter

Country Ham: Our Signature Product is our 11-13lb Country Ham

SIGNATURE COUNTRY HAM: Our signature product, the one we’re most proud of, is going to be our fully cooked, bone-in 11-13lb. Country Ham. Not only are they cured the same way we’ve been curing ham for 70-years, as a finishing touch every ham is moved into our smokehouse where they’re slowly and gently smoked over a bed of smoldering hickory chips. This is where the color and aroma make these hams irresistible! Perfect for a family gathering, holiday event, or gift giving!  CLICK HERE TO GET YOURS

Country Ham from WayCo Hams

What is a “Cure Master”?

What is a Cure Master? It’s a word of honor bestowed on an individual who has decades of experience understanding how to cure meats, and keeps the secret ingredients secret, so that when their product is made today, it has the same taste, texture, aroma, and flavor from years ago! At WayCo Hams, that’s George Worrell, 3rd generation Cure Master, using the exact methods of producing the finest North Carolina Country Ham passed on by Waitus Worrell, first generation of WayCo Ham Company and our first Cure Master.

Country Ham Cure Masters

How to Make the Best Breakfast You Have Ever Had!

This is not your everyday bacon! If you’re thinking about a “personal” breakfast, the kind you only cook for yourself, the kind of breakfast where you make the eggs the way you want, the potatoes the way you want, and the bacon the way you want, only this time you go to meat department at Harris Teeter and find WayCo Hams Bacon, IT WILL BE THE BEST BREAKFAST YOU HAVE EVER HAD!

WayCo Hams Bacon from Harris Teeter

Our Curing Process…then and now!

Country Ham: The “Then” image from WayCo Hams may be the past, but the way we cure our Authentic North Carolina Country Ham “Now” is the same as it was “Then”!

After being hand rubbed two times, the aging and drying process lasts for more than 100-days (versus 10 or less for the “mass” producers).

We let the flavor happen naturally. That’s why it tastes so good! WayCo Hams, celebrating 70-years of goodness!

Country Ham the way we did it "Then"






Country Ham the way it's cured "Now"!


WayCo Country Ham and Party Rolls

This recipe was entered into our recipe contest in March 2016, and thought we’d post it! Thanks to Margie Griggs Crabtree of Greensboro, NC!

Margie: Every ham biscuit I’d ever had nearly choked me to death! Then I tried making them this way, and everyone, including me loves them:

  • Replace the dry biscuit with a soft party roll, they come 20 to a package.
  • Have the country ham shaved
  • Cut all biscuits in half as you would to add butter, then butter each biscuit liberally (this is made easier by using softened butter).
  • Add ever how much ham you desire, put the top back on the biscuit and place in large pan, cover with foil and bake @350-375 degrees for 20-30 minutes

Melt in your mouth delicious! No more dry biscuit!

Margie Griggs Crabtree

Appetizer Using WayCo Country Ham

This is a very unique recipe that was entered into our WayCo Country Ham Recipe Contest by Carol Nall. Sounds delicious!

  • 1 roll of flaky biscuits
  • 1 square of Emmantaler cheese
  • Grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 small onion
  • A few slices of country ham, butter and small amount of sherry.
  • Finely slice onion and caramelize in butter.
  • When wilted and not quite brown, add the country ham, julienned into about 2 to 3 inch bits.
  • Stir well until all cooks a few more minutes, turn the heat off, add about a 1/4 cup of Sherry and cover.
  • Remove the flaky biscuits from the roll and on a big cutting board, “floured” with grated Parmesan cheese, roll them out with a rolling pin to make a flat crust.
  • Shake grated Parm cheese on the board to keep them from sticking and on top to keep from sticking to the rolling pin. (I usually don’t use the whole roll- just go by how big you want the crust).
  • Place on a non-stick cookie sheet, rolling the edges back a little all around to make a crust that will contain melted cheese.
  • Take 1/2 of the Emmantaler and slice it into fine slices. Coarsely grate the other half.
  • Cover what has now become something of a pizza or tarte crust with the cheese slices and grated cheese to fill in the empty spots. A few shakes of grated Parm cheese helps, too.
  • Remove the onion/ham mixture and arrange on top of the cheesy crust. Bake in a 425 oven for 15 + minutes or until the cheese has melted and the crust is golden.
  • Allow to cool slightly and slice into little rectangles.

Thanks Carol for the recipe!

Carol Nall

WayCo Country Ham and Cheddar Quiche

This recipe comes to us from Anne-Marie Wright:

“I’ve fed this to folks who claim they hate quiche and by the time they are done they are begging for the recipe. I’ve had so much quiche that is way too eggy…it should be creamy. So start with a pie crust and blind bake it (google it). I make my own crust because most you buy have sugar in them, which doesn’t work with a savory dish also.”

  • In a separate bowl, whisk three eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup heavy cream NOT milk or half and half)
  • 1/4 tsp fresh grated nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • A dash of salt (because the ham will salt the dish)
  • Pour it over the ingredients in the pie (small pieces of WayCo Country Ham; put in enough to satisfy you!), bake 350 degrees until the middle is firm-ish…still just a tad jiggly.
  • Let sit for 10 minutes


Anne-Marie Wright

Anne-Marie Wright

Melt In Your Mouth WayCo Country Ham in Yeast Rolls

Congratulations to Anna Pottle of Raleigh, NC. She is the winner of our Country Ham Recipe Contest on Facebook recently. Her recipe sounds absolutely fantastic! Here it is:

  • 1 package Sister Schubert yeast rolls
  • 1/4 pound shaved country ham
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • Bake rolls according to package directions.
  • Melt butter and mix with brown sugar.
  • Stuff each roll with ham and return to tin pan.
  • Baste top of rolls with butter and brown sugar mixture.
  • Bake for another 10-15 minutes until rolls begin to brown on top.


Anna wins her choice of a fully cooked, bone-in Authentic Country Ham or Spiral Sliced Honey Ham. PLUS all of the other contestants will receive a gift pack from WayCo Hams.

Congratulations Anna!

Country Ham, Recipe, Anna Pottle