Tempus Charcuterie have a very simple philosophy: in order to make great charcuterie, you have to start with great pigs.
Tom Whitaker and Dhruv Baker spent a number of years curing a range of British heritage breeds to make their charcuterie and from that, selected the Large Black as their pig of choice. The pork from the Large Black has a wonderful depth of flavour and the optimal ratio of lean to fat to create exceptional charcuterie.
The King Peter Ham is a recipe that Tom developed in memory of his late father, Peter, who adored air-dried hams of all styles. Tom has taken elements from many of these hams to create a genuinely unique product that shows off the attributes of the pork while enhancing it with a blend of black pepper, juniper and gentle chestnut wood smoke. Sweet and nutty with a hint of smoke, resulting in an incredible depth of flavour. We think this is one of the finest hams in the world and should be savoured with something very good to drink!