Alma Gourmet Prosciutto Cotto Ham

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$160.95 15lb (6.8kg)

Prosciutto Cotto Ham 

Prosciutto Cotto Ham is a special ham produced in Italy. A mild, balanced seasoning and a particularly delicate mouthfeel are characteristic of the ham specialty. It is usually used in very thin slices and cuts as well as on a purist pizza with mozzarella.

Ingredients: Pork, salt, natural flavors, antioxidant: sodium ascorbate, preservative: sodium nitrite

The cooked ham - a focus of the Italian pig breed culture - has very far-reaching origins. From the sources, it is clear that this cooked pork came from the pork leg in ancient Rome to great appreciation. The procedure initially provided boiling in water with dry figs and bay leaves. Then the meat was completely whipped with honey to cook in the crust. Roman legionnaires may have likely received the first clues about the preparation of tasty cooked ham from the Gauls or Lombards.

Accordingly, it is no coincidence that the producing regions of the best-cooked ham are Lombardy, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Piedmont, Liguria, and Emilia Romagna. In all regions, the production of cooked ham is still the same from that of today, in keeping with a millennial pig-breeder tradition. Prosciutto Cotto Ham Alma owe the originality and the good taste of the cooked ham from the preparation.

  • No dairy products
  • No added polyphosphates *

  • Gluten-free

  • No artificial truffle flavors

  • 2% organic truffles

  • Pedrazzoli-grown pork

Nutritional Facts 

  • Energy 732 kJ / 175 kcal
  • Fat 6.2g

  • Saturated fatty acids 0g

  • 1.5g Carbohydrates

  • Sugars 0g

  • Food fiber 0g

  • Protein 18.9g

  • Salt 0g

HISTORY: The origins of Prosciutto Cotto Ham Alma are very old: to tell the story, the Romans were the first to cook this meat from the ham's thigh. The process was boiling with the addition of dried figs and bay leaves and then the whole was covered with honey before being cooked in a crust. It is probable that the legionaries have learned from the Gauls, the Lombards or other barbarian populations gradually absorbed by the empire the first notions of the preparation of cooked ham; it is no coincidence that the regions producing the best qualities of cooked ham (by tradition) are: Friuli Venezia Giulia, Lombardy, Piedmont, Liguria, and Emilia-Romagna.

PROCESSING: It is obtained from the pork leg, the same that is intended for the production of raw Parma ham, cut in front of the femur, deprived of the foot and deboned by removing the bone. The hams are then placed in specially designed molds that give the product the characteristic shape of a pressed pear. The next phase is steaming, after which the hams are allowed to cool and sent to the packaging.

The accompanying suggestions

With its sublime perfume, its delicate aromatic rosemary note, its tender, and succulent meat, the Verdi white ham is delicious accompanied by: A typical Ticino bread, made with white flour and oil, with a crisp golden crust and a crispy crumb.The flavor of this creamy, melting, white-veined, blue cheese is slightly acidic, intense, with floral notes with undertones of undergrowth, almonds, and mushrooms.A delicious union thanks to the soft and light consistency of both ingredients, their pronounced and intense flavor and the slightly bitter note of the artichoke that exalts the aroma of Verdi.

With their incomparable delicate flavor, their sweetness and their floury and slightly grainy purple, the pears are perfect to exalt the refined aroma of our hand-worked white ham.A sparkling white wine, fresh, delicate and elegant. Its floral and fruity notes, its supple structure, its discreet acidity and persistence in the mouth do not hide the delicate flavor of white ham.

Prosciutto cotto literally means cooked ham in Italian. It is the most commonly used deli product in Italy. A prosciutto cotto differs from an American ham in several ways. First, the skin is left on the top of the product (like prosciutto di Parma) to keep in moisture and flavors. Second, the prosciutto is cooked very slowly creating a unique flaky texture. Third, the spices used are more aromatic and there is no smoking or sweetening making a more delicate flavor. It is also very low in sodium.

Suggestion: The uses of the prosciutto cotto are as many as the uses of ham with sandwiches and pizzas being most common.

15 pound (7 kilogram) - WEIGHT APPROXIMATES

Ingredients: Pork, salt, sugar, flavors (onion, garlic, yeast extracts), autolyzed yeast extract, sodium ascorbate, sodium nitrite

Packaging: Vacuum-sealed Plastic

Product of Italy

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