In Australia, ham comes into its own after Christmas Day. No longer competing for attention with prawns and Cadbury Favourites, ham takes its place as King of the Fridge, ready to be whittled to a hock over the coming week. Boxing Day sandwiches are essential, of course, but ham-heavy frittata is never a bad idea, plus buttery Croque monsieurs and late-night fried rice. New Year’s Eve is a cause for terrine. There’s a pleasant wood smoke aroma. Good mouth-feel, not too dry. it has a dark colour and the meat has a nice grain.