Lishman’s launch new Chrisitmas ham

Yorskshire-based Lishman’s Butchers has joined forces  with Ilkley Brewery in creating of a Yorkshire cured ham for Christmas.

The butchers is making its Abbotts Cure Great Yorkshire Ham as a festive special this year using Stout Mary from Ilkley Brewery as an integral part of the cure.

David Lishman said: “This mild ham, which we have based on a recipe perfected by English monks in the 12th Century, is cured in molasses and beer from Ilkley Brewery, which produces a distinctive dark-fleshed colour and malty core. It’s a real old-fashioned traditional ham, with a slightly sweet flavour.”

Stewart Ross, joint owner of Ilkley Brewery, added: “At 4.5%, Stout Mary is a winter brew, an oatmeal stout made with chocolate malt and roasted barley. It’s based on our multi-award winning  Ilkley Black dark mild, but stronger and with more body as a result of the complex blend of malts and hops used in the mash.

“Lishman’s is one of the best-known butchers in Britain and it’s good that two award winning businesses based in the same town should be working together in this way.”

Abbotts Cure, available as cooked and glazed or raw hams, is among Lishman’s expanding portfolio of Great Yorkshire Hams, also produced using pigs from local farmers, among them fourth generation

Yorkshire pig farming brothers Grant and Mark Burton, of Wilberfoss, near York, with whom Lishman’s has a long-standing pork supply partnership.

Great Yorkshire Hams are available at both Lishman’s shops in Ilkley and Bolton Abbey shops, and via the business’s online shop.

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