Mayor, that mold is okay–you can scrub it off. Mine had a bit of mold on it too. One co-worker told me that she soaks country ham in ginger-ale (you can use the cheaper store brand) to help take the saltiness out; I’ve not tried that yet though. I’ve got to change the water and turn it over so that the other side can thoroughly soak. My taste buds are salivating already at the thought of that ham on some biscuits though. [:p]
Edited because I was so busy thinking of eating that ham I mis-spelled thoroughly!