Halve the heirloom cherry tomatoes and place in a bowl. Toast the cumin seeds lightly in a dry sauté pan and place in a spice grinder. Mince the thyme. Chiffonade the basil. Season the tomatoes with Maldon and toasted cumin seeds. Add the lemon zest, minced thyme and basil chiffonade. Add the sherry vinegar and olive oil. Toss to coat. Lightly mix in the arugula. Place the ball of buffalo mozzarella on a plate and garnish with the tomato salad. Enjoy!
Tell an Italian that you are going to create hams in Iowa equal to the famous prosciutto di Parma and they might fall to the floor laughing. But after moving to Iowa from Italy, that's what Herb Eckhouse and his wife, Kathy, did with their La Quercia hams. And they did it very well, defying skeptics.