Montenauer, “The Original Ardennes Ham Producer.
Here in Montenau, a small village in the heart of the eastern Belgian High Ardennes, is the home of our Original Ardennes Ham. We ensure consistently high quality according to ancient tradition with expertise and artisanal care. Quality controlled from the start. That is the principle observed by our committed staff and of our company philosophy. Strict attention, right from the boning of the fresh ham, as is the principle in all phases of production. Original Ardennes Ham, still painstakingly hand-produced as it has been for generations.
Time is an important ingredient.The ham is smoked with beechwood and juniper berries according to ancient inherited tradition. It is only after a production time of 5 months that the fresh ham becomes an Original Ardennes Ham from Montenau.Visit us.
Discover the secret of the Original Ardennes Ham. The Montenauer ham smokehouse is set out in such a way that you can follow the production of Original Ardennes Ham “live” from start to finish.On weekdays you can watch our staff working through large glass windows ... We explain the secret and the history of Original Ardennes Ham in a film. During the tour around our operation, each processing stage is very precisely described with information boards. You can also reach the Montenauer ham smokehouse by bicycle, an idea for an ideal trip for the whole family ... it’s 20 minutes from Waimes and 30 minutes from St. Vith.