American Kurobuta

Whole Bone-In Ham - Small

American Kurobuta

Whole Bone-In Ham - Small


There's almost something magical about our Kurobuta hams. The bone-in ham is ideal for traditionalists who prefer its appearance and who look forward to using the bone for soups and other dishes.

Average weight: 15 lbs.


There's something almost magical about a Snake River Farms ham. our bone-in whole ham is ideal for traditionalists who prefer its classic appearance and who look forward to using the bone for soup recipes and other dishes.

Our Kurobuta hams have a passionate following. After just one bite, you'll understand why. Rich in flavor with a hint of smoke and a touch of sweetness, a Snake River Farms ham is not like any other ham. The secret to our juicy success is using our signature family cure recipe and smoking our whole hams over real hardwood. Our gourmet hams start with Kurobuta pork that is highly marbled and dark pink in color. This large ham includes the bone for a classic appearance, wonderful flavor and the perfect start for your traditional post-dinner split pea soup. Our Kurobuta hams consistently receive top scores in artisan ham comparisons and are frequently featured by celebrity chefs and culinary experts during the holidays. 

What Is Kurobuta Ham?

Kurobuta is the Japanese term for “black hog” and refers to animals of the Berkshire variety, a heritage breed. Kurobuta pork is highly marbled with a beautiful dark color, firm texture and naturally delicious flavor. Our animals are treated humanely and raised on small family farms without hormones using a natural slow feed process.

“If there were a ham beauty pageant, the lightly smoked bone-in ham from Snake River Farms, with its gorgeous marbling of deep-red and flush-pink meat, would take first prize hands down.” -- From, “Best Hams: For the Holiday or any Day”

The average weight for this ham is 15.5 pounds. This is a natural product, and the actual weight may vary by +/- 0.5 pounds. 

How to Long to Cook a Ham with a Bone:

The pros at Snake River Farms take the mystery out of how to cook a bone-in ham. Our whole ham arrives at your door fully cooked, so you simply need to heat it for the best flavor. Place your bone-in ham in a 325-degree oven until it reaches an internal temp of 140 degrees, let it rest for 10 to 5 minutes, then carve and serve. While it looks impressive, this large ham is the easiest holiday meal you can prepare!

Check out our Kurobuta Ham Cooking Guide!



Hams come from the back leg of the hog also called the ham primal. There are multiple muscles in this primal, but the three that contribute the most weight to a ham are the biceps femoris, semitendinosus and the semimembranosus.

Fast fact: Historians credit the Chinese with inventing the ham based on a written reference to a cured pork leg dated in 4900 B.C.

Our Favorite Recipes


Hestan Culinary

Orange and Bourbon Glazed Kurobuta Ham

  • 4 to 4.5 hours
  • 6-8 SERVINGS

Marge Perry & David Bonom

Maple-Bourbon Glazed Ham with Cranberry-Raisin Chutney

  • 3 hours
  • 15+ SERVINGS

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