sharing (Italian) food to enjoy life

Why Prosciutto?

Posted by Jim Carfrae on October 20, 2009

“pro-shoo’tõ”, ask for it sliced thin at the deli.  Share it and it will taste even better. 


So what exactly is Prosciutto? Why does it taste so good?

Prosciutto is a ham that has been dry aged for 9 to 18 months, depending on the size of the ham.  It is a process of salting and aging in an environment that matches the four seasons of Northern Italy. 

The taste is simple, sophisticated and intense.  The salt gradually penetrates the entire ham and the water leaves it.  The aging brings out the true taste of the ham in all its glory.

How should I share it?

Stay tuned …


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