Prosciutto cotto

Italian deli meats - Prosciutto cotto

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Tender, delicate and versatile deli meat, 'prosciutto cotto' (cooked ham) has relatively recent origins but has known how to win over Italians quickly, thanks to its many uses also in the kitchen, becoming one of the most sold and appreciated “salumeria” products. Top quality pig legs are used, they are massaged to favour the absorption of the flavourings (salt, pepper, bay leaves, juniper) and introduced into special moulds that determine the various shapes of the product. They are successively slowly and delicately steam cooked at a temperature of about 70° C, which gives the 'prosciutto cotto' (cooked ham) that unique harmony between the compactness of the slice, the right level of moisture and tenderness and also the delicate flavour.