Traditional stuff with no artificial additives or preservatives, combined with traditional production methods, makes for a unique taste which brings memories of the past. The processed-meat products manufacted on a small scale by the Pysiak family are typical local products so popular with customers that their demand exceeds supply.
Step 1 -
Ham is produced on the basis of the so-called method from the field to the table, which consists in the fact that all the components (products) needed to obtain the final product, which is ham Zdziechowska are produced only within a single farm. In the field of the size 80 ha cultivated a mixture of wheat, barley, oats - which serve as food for approx. 1400 pigs per year.
Step 2 -
Only the highest quality meat is selected - pieces of pork ham from the back of the leg. It is worth noting that of 1 kg of meat we get only 80 grams of product. Carefully choosen meat is marinated. This process takes from 14 to 21 days. For the marinade are used herbs, pepper and natural spices.
Step 3 -
Marinated meat is tied up in the traditional way, so gaining the desired shape and appearance.
Ham goes to traditional smokehouse fired deciduous tree, where it is subjected to smoking - times of up to 5-6 hours.
Undergoes the phenomenon brewing times of up to 4 hours, then obtain the finished product.
Festive Brawn and Zdziechowska Ham are fine processed-meat products which have received a number of awards in national competitions. They have been manufactured for over 80 years in Zdziechów, a small locality in the Zakrzew commune, according to an old family recipe handed down from generation to generation. In recognition of their extraordinary meat products, the Pysiak family has received an array of awards and distinctions, including “The Best Polish Food Producer of 2009”, “Product of the Year 2009” awarded at the Radom Business Gala, and “The Granite Tulip” awarded by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the Radom Area. In 2012 and 2013, these products were entered onto the List of Traditional Products kept by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.