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Slicing Perfection: Your Guide to Carving Certified Free Range Christmas Ham from The Meat Store

Slicing Perfection: Your Guide to Carving Certified Free Range Christmas Ham from The Meat Store - The Meat Store


There's no better way to celebrate than with a succulent, mouthwatering ham at Christmas. 

You know how to cook it (check out our blog post here), but how do you serve it up in perfect slices, & not in huge chunks.

In this guide, we'll show you how to slice your certified free range Christmas ham like a pro.

Why Choose Certified Free Range Ham?

When it comes to your Christmas feast, quality matters. Here at The Meat Store we only sell Certified free range ham, which guarantees the highest standards in quality.

By choosing free range Australian pork, you're not only treating your taste buds but also supporting local farmers who prioritise welfare and sustainability.

What You'll Need:

Step-by-Step Guide to Slicing Your Christmas Ham


Prepare Your Tools

Before you start, make sure you have all your tools ready. A sharp carving knife will make your job much easier. A carving fork will help hold the ham steady while you slice, and a cutting board will provide a stable surface.

Let the Ham Rest

Take out your certified free range ham and let it sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes. 

This allows the ham to relax and makes slicing easier.

Locate the Bone

Your ham will have a bone running through the centre. Place the ham on the cutting board with the bone side facing up. This will be the side you start slicing from.

Make Your First Cut

Position your carving knife about 2 inches from the end of the ham, making a straight cut down to the bone. This will create your first slice. Aim for slices that are about ¼ to ½ inch thick, depending on your preference.

Cut Along the Bone

Continue slicing parallel to the bone, moving your knife along the natural contours of the ham. Use the carving fork to hold the slice in place as you cut. Keep the slices uniform for an appealing presentation.

Rotate and Repeat

As you approach the bone, rotate the ham to access different angles. Continue slicing until you've covered one side of the ham. Then, flip the ham over and repeat the process on the other side.

Serve and Enjoy

Arrange your beautifully sliced certified free range Christmas ham on a platter. Garnish with fresh herbs or fruit for an extra touch of elegance. Serve it up to your eager guests and savour the delicious, ethical taste of free range Australian pork.

Christmas Meat Delivered to Your Doorstep!

The Meat Store understands the importance of convenience during the holiday season. You can enjoy the convenience of same-day home delivery for your Christmas meat. This means you can focus on the festivities while The Meat Store takes care of delivering your premium, certified free range ham right to your doorstep.


Slicing your certified free range Christmas ham doesn't have to be a daunting task. With the right tools and techniques, you can carve up a succulent masterpiece that will delight your family and friends. Remember to choose a certified free range ham to support ethical practices and savour the delicious taste of Australian pork. And if you're in Sydney, take advantage of same-day home delivery from The Meat Store to make your holiday preparations even more hassle-free. Merry Christmas and happy slicing!