Cottage ham refers to the type of ham made from the shoulder butt end.
In the industrial or food industry context, "cottage ham" refers to a type of ham made from pork leg that is traditionally produced in small quantities for local consumption. The term "cottage" implies that the ham is made on a small scale and may have a more traditional or artisanal quality.
Examples of cottage ham in an industrial context include:
- A local meat processor producing cottage ham using traditional methods and ingredients.
- A specialty food store selling artisanal cottage ham produced by small producers.
- A farm-to-table restaurant featuring cottage ham as a menu item.
- A food distributor importing and selling cottage ham from small producers in other countries.