Prosciutto

The definitive guide from Daniele on enjoying this sweet, never salty Italian classic

Is Prosciutto raw?

Dry-cured prosciutto is not raw due to the natural process of drying out the meat. It is perfectly safe to eat right from the deli or out of the package. We recommend enjoying our products at room temperature.

What ingredients are used to make Del Duca® Prosciutto?

We continue using the same methods and all-natural ingredients that have been used for centuries: pork, salt and time.

What part of the pig is used to make prosciutto?

Prosciutto is crafted using the rear leg of a mature pig.

Where do Daniele, Inc. pigs come from?

Our pigs are raised on North American family farms.

What type of salt is used during the dry-curing process?

We use all-natural sea salt.

Does Prosciutto contain any allergens or attributes?

Our Del Duca® Prosciuttos have no allergens and are made with all-natural ingredients. They are also gluten free with no MSG added and do not contain nitrates or nitrites.

All of our charcuterie, Paninos and Pepper Shooters are also gluten free with no MSG added.

Why is Prosciutto generally more expensive than other hams?

While other hams are manufactured using preservatives, our Del Duca® Prosciuttos are hand-crafted using only pork, salt and time - lots of time! During the dry-curing process, the Del Duca® Prosciuttos are constantly checked by our expert staff. The process is lengthy but it ensures every slice has a consistently sweet, never salty taste. Only when they are aged to perfection do we allow them be sliced and shipped to your local market for enjoyment!

What is Del Duca® Jamòn Serrano Prosciutto?

Del Duca® Jamòn Serrano is a Spanish-Style dry-cured ham. It is the perfect addition to tapas and excellent when paired with cheese or olives. Don't forget to check out the recipe page for quick and easy ideas on how you can create a mouth-watering experience.

How do you eat Prosciutto?

There are numerous ways to prepare and enjoy prosciutto, including eating it right out of the package! Simple recipes include, pairing slices of prosciutto with fresh fruit or cheese. For delicious recipes visit our recipe page.

How do you slice Prosciutto?

1. Place your prosciutto in a prosciutto holder (also known as a morsa). Align the prosciutto so you are able to cut across, rather than along, the grain of the meat.

2. Lay your knife along the top of the piece of prosciutto. The knife should be as close as possible to the edge of the meat to ensure the thinnest slice possible.

3. Slice down through the prosciutto, pulling the knife toward you as you go. Ideally, you should cut through the meat in a single slice rather than sawing back and forth.

4. Pick up your slice of prosciutto as soon as you have cut it free from the whole prosciutto. Lay it flat on a piece of parchment paper.

5. Repeat the process until you have the desired amount of prosciutto slices. Lay each slice flat in between pieces of parchment paper to avoid having your slices tangled or torn.

What are the health benefits of Prosciutto?

Prosciutto contains high concentrations of B vitamins and minerals, like iron, zinc, selenium and magnesium. Just like milk and eggs, prosciutto is an excellent source of amino acids which we need to include in our regular diet because our bodies cannot naturally produce them. Prosciutto is also a good source of protein and due to the lengthy maturation process, proteins are lighter and easier to digest.

Where can I buy Del Duca® Prosciutto and other Daniele, Inc. Products?

Our Del Duca® Prosciutto and other delicious products can be found in delis or the deli area of your local supermarket and club stores. You can also visit our online store and have our products delivered to you! Don't forget to check out the recipe page for quick and easy ideas on how you can create a mouth-watering experience.

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