Ham Independence Launch PARTY

Organized by The Cheese Shop of Des Moines with SPECIAL GUEST Russ Kremer. Come nibble on some handmade goodies, meet 'Pope of Pork' Russ Kremer and the La Quercia team, and join The Cheese Shop's Hock the Vote Drive. 'Meat and Greet' starts at 5pm, but stick around to hear Herb & Russ tell their stories (starting at 7pm). Location: Des Moines Playhouse, West Lobby. Free.


Beer, Cheese & Prosciutto Pairing  

with Antonelli’s Cheese Shop and ABGB (Austin, TX)

Learn how to combine three of your favorite things! Herb Eckhouse and Cheesemonger Kara will guide guests through 4-5 focused pairings of artisanal cheeses, ABGB beer, and La Quercia cured meats. Location: The ABGB. 6-7:30 pm. BUY TICKETS HERE.


Ham & Bubbles BRUNCH

with Antonelli’s Cheese Shop (Austin, TX)

Start the weekend off right with a plate of cured pork in one hand and a glass of bubbly in the other! Focused tasting of La Quercia cured meats, breakfast bites, breads from Easy Tiger, and complimentary bubbles. Location: Antonelli’s Cheese House. $45 per person. BUY TICKETS HERE.


Ham & Cheese Party

with Cellars at Jasper Hill and Wythe Hotel (Brooklyn, NY).

Join us for an evening of acorn fed prosciutto, award winning cheeses, craft cocktails, and legendary views at the Ides Bar. Herb and Kathy Eckhouse of La Quercia, Mateo Kehler of Jasper Hill, and the team from She Wolf Bakery will be there to chat and provide delicious bites. 5:30 to 8:30pm. RSVP required.



Drop in to meet Herb and Kathy, try some Acorn Tamworth Prosciutto and other tasty cured meats, and toast in Huertas NYC's new Pinxto nights. 6-9 pm. More info here


Life, Liberty & the Prosciutto of Happiness: A festival

A festival of cured meats, local eats, and America! with Di Bruno Bros (Philadelphia, PA). With enough cured meat to fill a room, American cheeses and locally source products to complement, adult beverages galore, and prosciutto carved off the bone, this event is a once-in-a-lifetime festival of meats.  Meet the makers behind La Quercia, hang with the Di Bruno Bros cheesemongers, and sip on local brews from Yards Brewing. Location: Rittenhouse Upstairs Café (1730 Chestnut St.) 5:30-7:30pm. $35/ticket. BUY TICKETS HERE.


Hammy Hour @ Goose the Market (Indianapolis, IN)

5:30-7:30pm each night: June 30 through July 3.

Try 5 domestic dry-cured hams with perfectly paired condiments and local baguette. Complimentary wine/beer tastings each night with discounts on these hamtastic bottles. Each order of a ham tasting plate comes with a chance to win the Goose's "Pig Prize Pack." Glory, glory, Hamellujah! *Pls note: Herb & Kathy will not be present.


Check out the special Ham Independence menus at the following restaurants from June 26–July 3rd.