The reason Rick Stein came to visit, and made Ramsays one of his Food Heroes, was because their family has been producing this traditional Scottish cure for over 150 years. Ayrshire bacon is the traditional Scottish cure. Boneless and rindless sides of outdoor reared pork are cured then given time to mature and let the natural flavours develop. This is the same method used by their family since great- great grandfather started curing bacon on his farm. No added water means their bacon won’t shrink away in the pan and crisps up beautifully.