Apen has the oldest ham smokehouse in Ammerland. In 1748, the Ammerlander Johann Nicolaus Meyer knew how to use the Apen marketplace position and built a ham smokehouse in the town centre. He sold his ham to and from East Frisia via the port at Aper Tief. Today, the 9th generation is managed by Arnd Müller, who is committed to maintaining this cultural heritage. He consistently focuses on quality: only Bentheim pigs and high-quality salt are used to produce around 30 hams a year. The ham ripens for a long time and thus become treasures of exceptional quality.
Find out more about this culinary tradition in Ammerland and visit the Ham Region.