Gran Riserva Raw Ham 11 Kg 20months
Raw Ham Reserve 20 months
Here is the most coveted of our raw hams, our Gran Riserva, aged 20 months.
An 11 kg artisan ham, selected from a small breeding of pigs in the wild, the ham of the past, as the Tuscan peasants did it.
Production is very limited, we only have 30 hams a year, we select pigs raised in the wild, weighing no less than 180kg.
To produce a raw of about 11 kg, which compared to the traditional Tuscan DOP, differs for the 'Bazza'.
That is the lower part of the ham, which is not trimmed, but salted and spiced as per tradition.
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The shape is particularly elongated and with a distance between the bone and the lower part that varies from 12 to 18 centimeters;
This feature reminds the eye of the bazza, a word used in the Tuscan dialect to indicate a very pronounced chin.
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Traditionally, the selected pigs are still slaughtered today when they reach 180-200 kilograms in weight, after about 15 months of life, mostly spent outdoors.
The optimal diet is made up of flours from the processing of spelled, a typical Tuscan cereal, from apples and pears that have fallen to the ground, chestnuts, acorns and from the “scotta”, processing waste from the small dairies in the area.
The thigh, after being trimmed to round off its profile, remains in salt for two to three months, during which it is massaged several times.
Once the excess salt has been removed, it is washed and dried before proceeding with the curing, which for Gran Riserva hams lasts at least 20 months.
This ham has a delicate flavor and the right flavor and fragrant aroma, characteristic, due to the particular and ancient methods of processing and curing.
The cut slice has an intense red color with a good presence of fat.
The ham reserve of Tuscan delicatessen it must be cut with a knife not only for its considerable size, but also to enhance its many organoleptic characteristics.
When cut you can perceive the intense aromas of acorn, musk, chestnut and walnut.
The penetrating and delicately aromatic flavor, combined with a good persistence, make it the ideal accompaniment to the typical Garfagnana potato bread.
Our Riserva is a tasty ham, also excellent as an appetizer and served with grilled porcini mushrooms.
As an alternative to hot bites of fried polenta or medium-aged pecorino cheese and seasoned goats.
It is advisable to keep it in a cool and humid place, possibly hung, and with the cut part covered.
It is taken at higher maturations even up to 26/28 months, it does not contain gluten, flour, or dyes.
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