Why We Love Ham

Why We Love Ham

There are many brands of ham available to you, but to ensure consistent quality and a great tasting ham, look for the Cook's name. That's because Cook's hams always begin with old-fashioned bone-in hams for a more natural texture and taste. We slow-cure our hams with natural ingredients like real honey, brown sugar and maple syrup. For the perfect finish, we smoke our hams for hours using real hickory wood. This process gives our hams a taste that separates Cook's hams from the rest. Since their introduction by Cook Family Foods in 1983, Cook's branded hams and other smoked meats have been packaged and sold to leading supermarket chains and independent grocers throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico. In fact, Cook's is the nation's leading brand of traditional and spiral sliced smoked bone-in ham, corned beef and smoked picnics.

Always good to the bone.®

Cook's branded products are manufactured using raw materials purchased only from meat packers who meet the company's strict quality standards. An unwavering commitment to strict quality standards, product consistency and manufacturing efficiencies are trademarks of the Cook's brand and are evident throughout the company's manufacturing and service operations. As a result, the Cook's brand is top quality, competitively priced and, in many regions, dominates the supermarket meat showcase. The company also has earned an industry reputation as an innovative leader in product development, display-ready packaging and quality control. Our focus on smoked ham and our dedication to a consistent, high-level of product quality, superior service and sensitivity to customer needs have always been the foundation of the Cook's brand. It's why Cook's has been steadily growing each year since it began operation. Headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, Cook's Ham joined Farmland Foods, Inc. (a subsidiary of Smithfield Foods) in April 2006. Our manufacturing facilities are currently located in Lincoln, Nebraska and Kansas City, Missouri.