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Hillcrest Artisan Meats

Tasty La Quercia Borsellino
Tasty La Quercia Borsellino

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Our caped crusader in search of life, liberty, and the prosciutto of happiness!
Our caped crusader in search of life, liberty, and the prosciutto of happiness!
Lady La Quercia
Lady La Quercia
Hillcrest Artisan Meats in Little Rock, AR
Hillcrest Artisan Meats in Little Rock, AR
The H.A.M.ily
The H.A.M.ily
The H.A.M. girls showing their LQ Pride!
The H.A.M. girls showing their LQ Pride!
Twitter Facebook Little Rock, AR
www.facebook.com/HillcrestArtisanMeats

Why we’re declaring our ham independence

We worship ham here at H.A.M. We believe that the health of our country lies in the art and craft of the small farmer and the small food producer. We honor La Quercia for who they are and we proudly sell and use their products because they taste so damn good!
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4895 out of 12167 votes (40.2%)

Houston Dairymaids

Right to bear arms and ham
Right to bear arms and ham

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Piggies representing HTX
Piggies representing HTX
Shannon the Speck Purveyor
Shannon the Speck Purveyor
Ham and cheese por vida!
Ham and cheese por vida!
In ham and cheese we trust
In ham and cheese we trust
The amber glow of our beautiful walk-in, filled with La Quercia!
The amber glow of our beautiful walk-in, filled with La Quercia!
Step up to the counter for a tasting
Step up to the counter for a tasting
Viva la Pork!
Viva la Pork!
Move over Rosie Riveter!
Move over Rosie Riveter!
Pork for president!
Pork for president!
Pairings galore
Pairings galore
Twitter Facebook Houston, Texas
www.houstondairymaids.com/

Why we’re declaring our ham independence

In ham and cheese we trust. We solemnly swear to proudly serve the masses only the finest cured meats made here in the U.S.A. Give us pork or give us death!
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2124 out of 12167 votes (17.5%)

Antonelli’s Cheese Shop

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Twitter Facebook Austin, Texas
www.antonellischeese.com

Why we’re declaring our ham independence

“Five score and one months ago Herb and Kathy Eckhouse brought forth on this continent a new Prosciuttificio, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all hogs are created equal.Now we are engaged in a great struggle, testing whether their prosciutto, or any American prosciutto so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure in a world of Spanish and Italian hams. We are met on a great battlefield of that struggle: the charcuterie case of your local cheese shop. We have come to dedicate a portion of that case as a monument to those American hams. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this. But, in a larger sense, we cannot dedicate, we cannot consecrate, we cannot hallow this case. The brave hogs who fill this case, whose hams we here enjoy, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what beautiful and complex flavors these American hams exhibit. It is for us the lovers of American hams, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who have cured these meats have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us- that this nation shall have a new birth of freedom, and that the patrons of this cheese shop shall enjoy the rights of Life, Liberty, and the Prosciutto of happiness.” -Cheesemonger Bradley, June 2013
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1260 out of 12167 votes (10.4%)

Old World Deli

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Uncle Ham Basket
Uncle Ham Basket
The Diorama courtesy of Anna & Mira
The Diorama courtesy of Anna & Mira
Kathy & Christos join the fun!
Kathy & Christos join the fun!
Twitter Facebook Bellingham, WA
oldworlddeli1.com

Why we’re declaring our ham independence

We LOVE La Quercia! Christos & I met Kathy & Herb at the San Francisco Fancy Food Show months before we opened our deli. We were highly skeptical to try a domestic prosciutto. We were BLOWN away! We went back to booth after touring the whole place to tell them how great their ham is! We've carried it since the day we opened and want to spread the La Quercia love, because it's that good!
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1185 out of 12167 votes (9.7%)

Fairfield Cheese Company

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Twitter Facebook Fairfield, CONNECTICUT
fairfieldcheese.com/

Why we’re declaring our ham independence

Taste is the reason we declared Ham Independence on the very first day we opened our doors. We tried the other foreign prosciutto and could not find true ham happiness. The more we learned about La Quercia the more we felt it was the best ham for our shop and food philosophy.
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550 out of 12167 votes (4.5%)

Goose the Market

for amber waves of ham..
for amber waves of ham..

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Twitter Facebook Indianapolis, Indiana
www.goosethemarket.com

Why we’re declaring our ham independence

My hammy 'tis of thee, Sweet swine of liberty! The Goose is full of domestic dry-cured pride to celebrate what Hamerica is handcrafting: patriotic porcine delights!
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345 out of 12167 votes (2.8%)

Zingerman’s Delicatessen

A truly beautiful sight!
A truly beautiful sight!

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We’re proud to have all four years of La Quercia acorn edition tin signs.
We’re proud to have all four years of La Quercia acorn edition tin signs.
Ham Independence!!
Ham Independence!!
Hand-painted poster by Kelly Golden (part of the Zingerman’s Merchandising team)
Hand-painted poster by Kelly Golden (part of the Zingerman’s Merchandising team)
Twitter Facebook Ann Arbor, Michigan
zingermansdeli.com/

Why we’re declaring our ham independence

We’re declaring our Ham Independence because gone are the days when you could only get traditional prosciutto from Italy and Spain. Great tasting traditionally-made ham has become an American tradition. And we love it!
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315 out of 12167 votes (2.6%)

The Cheese Shop of Des Moines

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Twitter Facebook Des Moines, Iowa
thecheeseshopdsm.com

Why we’re declaring our ham independence

In the home state of La Quercia declaring Ham Independence is easy, we do it everyday by not selling imported prosciutto! The Cheese Shop only sells the finest humanely raised prosciutto from our friends at La Quercia! We are lead by our faithful leader Herb Eckhouse and have the pigs feet and daily display to prove it! Peace, Love and Pork!
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261 out of 12167 votes (2.1%)

Marczyk Fine Foods

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Twitter Facebook Denver, CO
www.marczykfinefoods.com

Why we’re declaring our ham independence

We've got a lotta love for our artisan food producers and we're shouting it from the rooftops: La Quercia Rules! Farmers that care about the quality of life of their animals and producers that prioritize quality and taste over cost and convenience... that's what really gets us excited!
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156 out of 12167 votes (1.3%)

Cheese Bar

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Twitter Facebook Portland, Oregon
www.cheese-bar.com

Why we’re declaring our ham independence

This ham is your ham, this ham is my ham, from Norwalk Iowa to Portland Oregon, this ham belongs to you and me!
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151 out of 12167 votes (1.2%)

Mazzaro's Italian Market

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Twitter Facebook St. Petersburg, FL
www.discovermazzaros.com

Why we’re declaring our ham independence

We declare HAM Independence from all other meats that just aren't HAM! While we do declare, we would rather let our HAM speak for itself, "OINK".
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60 out of 12167 votes (0.5%)

Eastern District

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Twitter Facebook Brooklyn, NY
www.easterndistrictny.com

Why we’re declaring our ham independence

Because some of the best prosciutto in the world comes from Norwalk, Iowa: where LaQuercia supports sustainable farming practices and celebrates the art of ham!
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48 out of 12167 votes (0.4%)

Pastaworks

We display the badge proudly
We display the badge proudly

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A display of fealty
A display of fealty
Pastaworks - a Ham Independent!
Pastaworks - a Ham Independent!
Our fiercest Prosciutto Patriot
Our fiercest Prosciutto Patriot
Twitter Facebook Portland, Oregon
www.pastaworks.com

Why we’re declaring our ham independence

We declare our allegiance to La Quercia and embrace prosciutto patriotism. We champion heritage breeds, acorn feeding programs and most importantly, the serious deliciousness of La Quercia pigs. Vive la Ham Independence!
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34 out of 12167 votes (0.3%)

Liberty Heights Fresh

La Querica Pancetta Tussle
La Querica Pancetta Tussle

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Twitter Facebook Salt Lake City, Utah
www.libertyheightsfresh.com

Why we’re declaring our ham independence

Liberty Heights Fresh fights for the rights of all Americans to enjoy Ham Independence and the pursuit of Ham Happiness. With Liberty, Justice, and La Querica for all!
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27 out of 12167 votes (0.2%)

Gateway Market & Cafe

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Twitter Facebook Des Moines, IA
www.gatewaymarket.com

Why we’re declaring our ham independence

It is our dream to follow in the footsteps of our porcine-loving forefathers and declare Gateway Market's Ham Independence! We understand the importance of eschewing the ordinary and mundane and truly following our own porky-path from hoof to snout! So hop on board and join Gateway Market in declaring your own Ham Independence!
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26 out of 12167 votes (0.2%)

Murray's Cheese

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hamorama panorama at grand central
hamorama panorama at grand central
our grand central store is getting in the spirit!
our grand central store is getting in the spirit!
these stripes make us feel almost as patriotic as the american flag.
these stripes make us feel almost as patriotic as the american flag.
nice legs on display!
nice legs on display!
we celebrate free-dom with free-ham.
we celebrate free-dom with free-ham.
step aside, other meats! make way for the good stuff.
step aside, other meats! make way for the good stuff.
everyone's favorite monger... cielo!
everyone's favorite monger... cielo!
Twitter Facebook New York, NY
www.murrayscheese.com

Why we’re declaring our ham independence

We've got the land, we've got the pigs, and La Quercia's got the magic touch that makes it all delicious. We declare ham independence!!! U-S-A! U-S-A!
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25 out of 12167 votes (0.2%)

Bacco's Wine and Cheese

Twitter Facebook Boston, MA
www.baccoswineandcheese.com

Why we’re declaring our ham independence

To us there is nothing better than a super thin slice of air cured pork, we love the La Quercia because it literally will melt in your mouth. What better way to celebrate America than by spreading the word of the "prosciutto of happiness" with everyone that comes through our doors.
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9 out of 12167 votes (0.1%)