By Sam Gazdziak, Senior Editor
It’s a holiday staple and a sandwich meat favorite.
But is the appeal for ham still as strong as ever?
Families have gathered around the table for years to enjoy a Christmas or Easter ham. As a “special occasion” entrée, a freshly carved ham is tough to beat. But what about the rest of the year? Ham is versatile enough to be sold as everything from a main course to lunch meat to pizza topping and more, and the industry’s leading ham processors are doing their part to keep ham as a top protein well into the future.