Common Questions About Prosciutto di Parma
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Why Prosciutto di Parma? What’s in it?
Where is prosciutto from?
How old is prosciutto? What’s the difference between the ages?
Why is prosciutto expensive?
Due to importation costs and its high quality, Prosciutto di Parma may cost more than other cured meats. However, we guarantee the unique standards that go into its production and the high quality of the final product is worth the price.
Where can I buy Prosciutto di Parma?
Can I buy Prosciutto di Parma pre-packaged?
Like every production stage, the pre-slicing and packaging of Prosciutto di Parma can only be carried out in the Parma region under the watchful eyes of IPQ inspectors, therefore guaranteeing slice after slice of authentic, quality product. This consumer guarantee is symbolized by the Ducal Crown logo which can be found in the black triangle on the top left of all packets of genuine Prosciutto di Parma.
The Consortium works hard to ensure that this convenient product delivers the same taste experience as freshly sliced Prosciutto di Parma and guarantees that when pre-sliced and packed, Prosciutto di Parma is still 100% natural.
What is the difference between Prosciutto di Parma and other cured hams?
Prosciutto di Parma stands out from other cured hams for many reasons. The time-honored process for curing Prosciutto di Parma, setting it apart from other cured hams, begins with Parma’s unique terroir and Italy’s finest pigs.
Pampered pigs are raised on a special diet that includes whey from Parmigiano-Reggiano production that takes place in the region. The end product is entirely free of preservatives and has a sweeter taste compared to Serrano ham and other prosciuttos. While there are many competitors on the market, Prosciutto di Parma cannot be contested or imitated.
Why is prosciutto so salty?
Tell me about the nutritional content of Prosciutto di Parma.
How do I cook with prosciutto?
Prosciutto di Parma is delicious on its own, wrapped around seasonal fruit or on a charcuterie board. Quickly liven up a dish by dicing the end cut for pastas, spicing up a grilled cheese or topping a salad. Pair it with craft beer, such as a white ale, or a fruity white wine. It’s also classically paired with Lambrusco – a sparkling red wine from the same region. Prosciutto is the perfect addition to any recipe.