One of the benefits of keeping your own pigs is that you can make your own pork products. And if you're not going to offer them for sale commercially, well you can break all sorts of rules!
For the past couple of years now, Oliver has been hanging a range of things outside our kitchen window and periodically bringing them inside to admire them and perhaps carve a sliver off for some lucky guests.
This year I bought him the ultimate gourmet pork producer's present - a ham holder. Not widely available in Australia, they are everywhere in Spain where prosciutto and hams are used to feed the family every day.
Both were sensational. Next year, we may do hams again for Christmas - if we have enough hind legs.
The prosciutto we cannot produce commercially. But if you find Oliver at our Harvest Market stall he will be only too glad to engage in a long conversation with you about it. Who know, if you become friends in pork, he might one day bring you a sliver of delicious contraband to whet your appetite!