Prosciutto di Parma 24 Month 18 lb

Prosciutto di Parma 24 Month 18 lb

Description

The word "prosciutto" derives in fact from the Italian verb "prosciugare" meaning to dry in depth. Our Prosciutto di Parma is hung and aged for a minimum of 24 months giving an extraordinary range of flavors and consistencies.

The DOP label guarantees both the origin and precise production process of the ham. The pig must be born and bred in 11 specific regions in Italy, and slaughtered only upon reaching a minimum weight of 150 kilos, or about 330 pounds. The meat is then moved to production facilities in or near Parma Italy, where the salting and aging process is carefully monitored. Then, the residual salt is removed and the prosciutto is transferred to a humid environment to further the absorption and distribution of the salt. After 6 weeks, the ham is washed and hung to dry for at least 18 months. Whenever possible, the windows of our storerooms are opened, allowing natural ventilation to coax the meat through the drying process.

Suggestion: In order to savor the delicate yet complex aroma of the prosciutto and its sweet and mellow flavor, the meat should be thinly sliced, by hand or slicer, and eaten immediately.

18 pound (8.2 kilogram) - WEIGHT APPROXIMATES

Ingredients:

Packaging: Vacuum-sealed Plastic

Aging: 24 months

Product of Italy

$340.00
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