Forever Cheese Becomes Master Distributor of Lady Edison Extra Fancy Country Ham
January 09, 2024
We are proud to announce our new partnership with Lady Edison, makers of artisan country ham in the mountains of North Carolina. We are now master distributor for award-winning Lady Edison Extra Fancy Country Ham, and it will be available to distributors, restaurants, and retailers nationwide.
Lady Edison’s premier dry-cured ham aims to bring back traditionally-made North Carolina country ham, starting with heritage breed pigs that come from a co-op of small farms in the state. They are Animal Welfare Approved, use certified non-GMO feed, and pasture-raise the pigs. Extra Fancy Country Ham is long aged for 18 to 24 months in a series of aging rooms that reflect the natural fluctuations in temperature and humidity throughout the year. This method of aging gives the ham its characteristic umami funk and succulent texture, and makes Lady Edison stand out amongst competitors. The ham is available in whole legs and sliced for foodservice and retail.
The new partnership is a natural fit for us because of our focus on unique, high-quality products made with intention and care, and the addition of Lady Edison Extra Fancy Country Ham rounds out our selection of artisan cured meats. We are personally linked to Lady Edison through Karrie Kimble, Vice President of Sales at Forever Cheese and co-owner of Lady Edison with partners David Yourd and Sam Suchoff. Karrie explains, “It is a joy to combine my work leading the sales efforts at Forever Cheese with my partnership in Lady Edison. We are thrilled to have Lady Edison join our lineup of spectacular cheeses, accompaniments, and charcuterie. It’s going to be an excellent partnership for everyone involved.” The products are in stock now.