As with everything we do, we start with the very best product. All three hams, Slipper, Collar and traditional back leg Hams come from free range pigs from either Blythburgh or Dingley Dell Farms, world leaders in animal husbandry welfare. The pigs live outside in their natural environment, free to roam and rummage, travelling no more than ten miles to slaughter. They are happy and “slow grown” which produces unstressed meat with perfect marbling and unique fat, where the true flavour lies.
All hams are brined and lightly smoked over smouldering oak (90%) and beech (10%) shavings for two days. They are then poached in a mixture of Cider and Black Treacle for nine hours. They are left to “cure” in the mixture for four days, being turned once every twelve hours. They are then removed from the cure, skinned, rubbed with coarse Demerara sugar and flash roasted. The process produces a sweet dark glaze and fully flavoured fat.
The result is, we believe, the best ham in the country.
They are best served at room temperature and may have a small quantity of moisture when first opened which should be removed with kitchen paper.
For best results, slice as thinly as possible and serve with Crowley’s of Suffolk Green Tomato Chutney, Orange Marmalade, Apple & Chilli Jelly or Summer Fruit jams.
10+++. Fabulous food and brilliant delivery. Made me a very happy man!
Quite simply superb. Best Ham ever, the taste of Christmas all the way. Truly wonderful all the way.
Excellent quality food. The ham was outstanding and certainly something I would like to order again, possibly even at Easter if it is available?
The best ham I have ever tasted! It was a shame we couldn’t share with more of our family and friends, as the few that managed a taste agreed…
Great hamper Tim… first class service
I ordered a Suffolk ham cooked with black treacle. It was excellent, incredibly tasty and tender and it turned up on time! Would definitely order again.
Crowley’s of Suffolk provided the most wonderful hamper of outstanding quality. The thought and detail that goes in leaves no stone unturned and if you are looking for something a bit special either as a gift for someone or just to enjoy yourself then this really is a class apart from the others. Exceptional quality.
Great service, fantastic high quality food. It arrived quickly, despite me ordering last minute. Well done!
The ham and duck breast was the best, thank you
Top rate food especially the ham. A great way to finish a less than brilliant 2020.
Just wanted to let you know that we really appreciated the personal service and care taken to deliver the most delicious 5kg cider and treacle ham, it was outstanding. We shared some of it with friends and polished off the rest during the Christmas break. On Christmas Day, we also had the smoked duck breast in a salad with a little home made cherry sauce – ’twas divine. Thank you. Kathy xx
Best ham I have ever eaten – amazing x
Recently received your beautiful ham. Absolutely delicious. So well cured with lovely flavour.
I ordered a ham from Crowley’s for Christmas 2020 which turned up on the allotted day and looked great. With three generations in our bubble, from War babies to millennials, the ham was widely considered the best ever. Delicious.
Fantastic hamper, ham and duck was amazing and everything thing was beautifully presented. I’ve eaten everything in it! Plum and walnut Jam was a big hit! Have had hampers in the past and a lot goes to waste….but not this one.
Thank you Crowley’s Hampers
I ordered some hams for Xmas , arrived on time and tasted great – will re ordering again – thank you Crowley’s.
The ham was lovely and we still have a piece left in the freezer to enjoy later on. Thank you, it helped make Christmas a little more special and was a treat in these unusual times.
Received as gift. Glorious ham and smoked duck; very good smoked salmon and cheeses. An overabundance of duck rillettes and foie gras, as well as usual condiments. Chocolate tequila was the odd one out – would have preferred e.g. port or red wine. Overall – a substantial feast for several people, with leftovers enough to brighten several days after opening.
The highlight of a lock-down Christmas ! Tim and his team are delivering next level goods here – the ham was succulent and delicately flavoured with a glaze to die for . I’d recommend the smoked duck breast and slipper too.
All delivered promptly to your door. Treat yourself – you wont regret it.
I was very impressed with the hamper I received from you , which had been organised by Holt’s Auctioneers , whom I represent up here in the Highlands of Scotland.
I have not had an opportunity to taste the Ham as yet, nor the jars of preserves , as these current restrictions have stopped any visitors. However, I have opened , eaten , and thoroughly enjoyed the Smoked Salmon, the Smoked Bacon , and the Smoked Duck Breast.
Everything we had in our Crowley’s of Suffolk hamper was truly delicious. Not like so many hampers where half the items get shoved to the back of a cupboard – everything in our Crowley’s hamper was devoured at speed! Absolutely excellent. Thank you.
Simply delicious – no doubt on of the best Hams that I have had and the duck breast delightful.
Hi Tim, opening your hamper brought some real joy in a difficult year. Loved all the thought that had gone into the selection especially the local produce, great salmon, chocolates etc but the Ham deserves a review itself, probably the best I’ve ever had in the UK. Also fantastic that it comes in a box that can be usefully used! Big Thanks
A good selection of food that you wanted to eat now rather than bury in a kitchen cupboard never to reappear! Beautifully presented and the ham in particular was fantastic.
What a Christmas treat this was. Total luxury, we particularly enjoyed the ham and the smoked duck breast, and the smoked salmon was superb. Would definitely order again for next year.
Our hamper was a gift from a friend at Christmas. who ever knew there was such a thing as dark chocolate tequila, just gorgeous. As for the rest of the goodies, absolutely faultless.
Wonderful smoked duck and the glaze on the hams… glorious!! Will be back for more as soon as I can.
Without doubt our Hamper from Crowley’s was one of the best things about Christmas 2020.
It arrived on time, first class produce – and so easy! Thank you.
Next Christmas definitely and hoping for Ascot, Covid permitting!
Since enjoying our first sumptuous Full House Christmas hamper three years ago, feasting on Crowley of Suffolk’s hamper has become a holiday tradition. Whilst quality of the products is unquestionable, the best part about the hamper is the meticulous instructions on preparing and pairing items to maximise flavour and enjoyment. You’ll never enjoy another slice of foie gras again without the lemon pear jam!
Happy with the hamper. Its one of a kind. My family truly enjoyed.
Hamper was lovely – have frozen the enormous ham to enjoy with family when we can… Pickle, jam: everything was great and gave a lift to an odd Christmas!
Received as a gift, this hamper was simply outstanding. It contained the perfect selection of goodies.
A big thank you to Tim and his team.
The best ham I have ever tasted! It was a shame we couldn’t share with more of our family and friends, as the few that managed a taste agreed.
I’ve just finished my first few slices of the cider and treacle ham. Absolutely delicious. Served as an open sandwich on buttered toast topped with mustard, accompanied by a few cornichons – probably the best experience since lockdown 3 began. Thank you!!