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Everything You Need to Know about Easter Ham at Heinen’s

Heinen's Spiral Sliced Ham on a Platter with Fruit, Lettuce, a Glass of Wine and Heinen's Butcher Shop Box

Easter is right around the corner, which means you’re probably thinking about a delicious holiday menu. As you write your shopping list with ingredients for your family’s favorite homemade sides and desserts, don’t forget the centerpiece of the meal: a delicious, juicy ham!

At Heinen’s, we take great pride in sourcing the highest quality meat from trusted farmers, and our Easter ham is no exception. We build strong relationships with each of our partners to ensure that the ham that sits at the center of your table is not only delicious, but sustainably raised and processed.

From bone-in and boneless to honey glazed and sugar-free, check out our assortment of Easter ham that will make this year’s meal memorable.

Before making a selection, it’s important to know the differences between the many kinds of ham in Heinen’s Meat Department. Check out these fast facts to find what appeals to you!

Easter Ham Fast Facts

1. What’s the difference between a Bone-In and a Boneless Ham?
A boneless ham will have the center bone removed, which will make it easier to slice. A bone-in ham will have the center bone intact upon purchase. Keeping the bone adds extra flavor to the meat. You can even use the bone to make stocks, soups and stews later on.

2. What is a Spiral Sliced Ham?
Spiral slicing is a process where a standard ham is cut on it’s exterior in one continuous spiral. The meat is left completely intact, but small spiral slices allow for ease of carving when it comes time to serve the meal.

3. Can I Buy a Ham Fully Cooked?
Yes! All of the hams that we offer come fully cooked, which means you can spend less time in the kitchen and more time around the table with family.

4. Do I need to Pre-Order a Ham?
Yes! Please call or visit the Meat Department at your preferred Heinen’s locations to place a pre-order.

5. Do all Heinen’s Hams Come in a Butcher Shop Box?

Yes! When you order your holiday ham from Heinen’s, it will come packaged in our specialty Butcher Shop Box. This box is makes transporting your ham a breeze and also looks beautiful at the center of your table. 

Heinen’s Easter Ham Selection

Heinen’s Own Hams
Seeing as our legacy began as a butcher shop in 1929, we find tradition to be very important, especially with our meat. That’s why our own ham is made using Joe Heinen’s original family recipe! Although we can’t give away our family secrets, we’re proud to say that our ham is hickory-smoked and all-natural.

We also offer several varieties including:

  • Boneless
  • Bone-In
  • Spiral Sliced
  • Honey Glazed

Niman Ranch Spiral Sliced Ham
Niman Ranch is proud to offer a gourmet spiral sliced ham that is made with a delicious blend of maple, sugar and salt. Smoked slowly for nearly 12 hours over Applewood, their ham is the perfect balance of sweet and smoky. Raised on an all-vegetarian diet, this ham is free of nitrates, gluten, hormones and antibiotics, so you can feel good serving it to your family.

Pederson’s No Sugar Spiral Sliced Ham
Raised on small family farms that provide their animals with a comfortable life, Pederson’s is known for producing all-natural “really awesome” proteins. If you’re looking to save your sugar intake for the Easter candy, try their No Sugar Spiral Sliced Ham! Raised without antibiotics or growth stimulants, their ham is also free of artificial ingredients, gluten, lactose and MSG. An added bonus is that it is also Paleo-friendly and Whole30 approved.

Heinen's Spiral Sliced Ham on a Plate with Fruit, Lettuce and Heinen's Butcher Shop Box
By Heinen's Grocery Store
In 1929, Joe Heinen opened the doors of a small butcher shop on the east side of Cleveland, Ohio, aiming to establish himself as the city’s purveyor of quality meats. As customers came into Heinen’s new shop for their meat purchases, they began asking him to carry groceries as well. Joe added homemade peanut butter, pickles and donuts and by 1933, business had grown enough to include a line of produce and canned goods. Heinen’s Grocery Store was born.

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