There are many varieties of ham available; cooked or raw, on the bone or off the bone, glazed and unglazed.
Proscuitto is the Italian name for ham - although most people today recognise it as raw ham very finely sliced. Avoid at all cost pressed ham - it's made up of odds and sods of meat scraps pressed together and moulded into shape.
Store a leg ham in the fridge wrapped in a damp teatowel for up to 2 weeks (rinse the towel every couple of days).
Proscuitto should be eaten within 24 hours of buying.
Wrap sliced ham in greaseproof paper and eat within 3 days of purchase.
Tips & Tricks:
Bored with ham after Christmas? Cut the meat off the bone, wrap it in plastic and freeze.
One serve of ham is equal to about two slices of leg ham, fat trimmed.