Prosciutto cotto goldFrom €5,95 per 1000 gram
Ham is not just a simple product in Italy. There are also many different variations here. The basis of all these products starts with Prosciutto Cotto, or cooked ham. A whole ham weighs 6 kilos, but we also sell this ham vacuum packed per 500 grams or 1 kilo.
The ham is ideal for cutting into thick slices and using it for a sandwich with cream cheese. A good example can be found in the photos with this product.
Prosciutto cotto comes from the Emilia Romana region in Lombardy.
It’s a simple yet ingenious product. Good quality pork cuts are rolled into a large round ball.
If you prefer this ham sliced, you will find it here .
Do you want to know everything about prosciutto cotto? Then read our blog here.
This is then injected with broth. It contains all kinds of fresh herbs. The ham is then steamed and packed. This ham is best if you cut it into nice thick slices and put it on a nice sandwich. Delicious! The quality of this ham is many times better compared to Dutch ham from the supermarket.
The difference between the Italian hams
When you’re looking for a good Italian ham, it’s hard to tell all types apart. Each variety has a different taste and goes with a different dish.
Prosciutto is the common name for ham. Then there are various indications that you can put after this word. For example:
Cotto = Cooked
Crudo = Raw
Affumicato = Smoked
di Parma = From the Parma region
Prosciutto Cotto VS Prosciutto Crudo :
Prosciutto Crudo is a matured raw ham, and therefore never heated. It comes from the thigh of the pig. Cotto is made from the same piece, but the piece of fat is still attached to it. This is then slowly steam-cooked.
How do you recognize a quality Prosciutto Cotto?
A real good quality cotto should:
- Being round with the fat still around the slices
- Being pink in color, the brighter the better
- Being without bone, but having a beautiful structure
Delivered to your door
We deliver these (and other) Italian meat products cooled to your home. For this we have a number of vans driving through the Netherlands that deliver your groceries fresh to your home.
1kg, 500 grams, 6kg (whole piece)
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