Boar's Head Brand® introduced Boar's Head Black Forest Beechwood Smoked Ham. Crafted with the finest ingredients and naturally smoked with imported German beechwood, Boar's Head Black Forest Beechwood Smoked Ham boasts a distinct, perfectly balanced smoke flavor that is rarely found in America. To provide inspiration for creating meals that complement the exceptional flavor of Boar's Head Black Forest Beechwood Smoked Ham, Boar's Head teamed up with celebrity chef Richard Blais to create new signature recipes available at boarshead.com/BeechwoodSmokedHam.
Celebrity chef Richard Blais first gained critical acclaim and fame while competing on Bravo's hit show, "Top Chef." Known for his wildly creative approach to cooking and cuisine, Chef Blais strives to provide amateur connoisseurs with original combinations, as well as fun variations on classic household recipes, such as a quick and easy reinterpretation of traditional pork fried rice, featuring Boar's Head Black Forest Beechwood Smoked Ham, peas, carrots, ginger and soy, or a distinctive kale salad featuring Boar's Head Black Forest Beechwood Smoked Ham, chickpeas, dates and zesty Boar's Head Chipotle Gouda Cheese.
"As a chef who is passionate about experimenting with flavors and being creative in the kitchen, it was a sensational experience to develop new and inventive ways to use Boar's Head Black Forest Beechwood Smoked Ham beyond the traditional sandwich," said the chef, restaurateur and author. "With smoked meats, the wood is the key ingredient as each type of wood creates a smoke with its own unique and distinct flavor. Smoking meats with beechwood is traditionally used throughout Germany, but not often here in the States. I love that this ham is naturally smoked with imported German beechwood, giving Boar's Head Black Forest Beechwood Smoked Ham European flair with a clean and balanced smoke flavor."
"Boar's Head is thrilled to be teaming up with celebrity chef Richard Blais to introduce our Black Forest Beechwood Smoked Ham," said Elizabeth Ward, director of communications for Boar's Head Brand. "He brings nearly two decades of experience and expertise to the Boar's Head culinary roster, and we're confident his recipes will help expand the repertoire of how smoked ham is prepared and served in American kitchens."