Dan'l Boone Inn Brand serves the delicious taste of NC mountain cured country ham. Each country ham is first hand rubbed with the Î“ Ã’Î“ â”œâ”¤cureÎ“ Ã’Î“ â”œâ•¡, a blend of primarily salt and sugar. The hams cure naturally though seasonal changes in temperature that occurred through the Winter, Spring and Summer, rendering the hams perfectly cured for the finest flavor and quality. Every time, I visit Boone NC I have to stop by the Dan'l Boone Inn to enjoy the best country food I've found. Each 12 ounce package contains two 4 ounce center slices and approximately 4 ounces of end pieces. This product makes an excellent gift. Why do uncooked country ham products not require refrigeration? According to the USDA, uncooked country hams are safe to store at room temperature because they contain so little water bacteria cannot multiply in them. A whole, uncut country ham can be stored safely at room temperature for up to 1 year. Our ham cuts are sliced and vacuum packaged, which removes oxygen in addition to being a low moisture product. We do not ship our vacuum packaged salt cured country ham with cooling packages or special packaging since it is not necessary. Once you receive the package we suggest you store it in the refrigerator where it may be safely kept for 2 to 3 months.