Prosciutto Crudo Toscano DOP (Tuscan Ham PDO) 18 months 11Kg
Tuscan Raw Ham
Prosciutto Crudo Toscano PDO - the king of Tuscan delicatessen -
recognizable by the delicate flavor, the crimson red of the dry and lean slices, and the intense taste enhanced by a typical flavor.
Prosciutto Crudo Toscano PDO is traditionally seasoned not only with salt but with local spices, including juniper, rosemary and black pepper.
It stands out for its typical arch shape, for the intense red meat with white streaks and, of course, for the consortium brand.
To be considered Prosciutto Crudo Toscano PDO, each stage of production is regulated.
From the pig farm of Tuscan breed cut by hand until maturing in special rooms with controlled temperature and humidity for at least 12 months.
The process is deeply rooted in the traditions that can be traced back to the Medici house.
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Raw Ham production method
The pork legs are refrigerated and subsequently trimmed with an arched cut that leaves a fleshy frame such that, once matured, it does not protrude more than 8 cm from the head of the femur.
It continues with the removal of the foot, the rind and the fat inside the thigh with a V cut to facilitate the penetration of the salt.
Salting is carried out using the dry method, with the use of salt, pepper and natural flavors; it must last long enough to ensure good dehydration.
Then we proceed with the grinding which consists in coating the uncovered part of the pulp with a mixture consisting of lard, wheat or rice flour, salt, pepper and natural flavors.
The curing period, from salting to marketing, of the Tuscan raw ham must not be less than 10 months.
For hams with a final weight between 7.5 and 8.5 kg and at 12 months for hams weighing more than 8.5 kg.
Prosciutto Toscano PDO to be used for slicing and packaging must have matured for a further two months of curing, i.e. at least 12 months if weighing between 7.5 and 8.5 kg, and at least 14 months if weighing more. to 8.5 kg.
On the hams deemed to conform to the characteristics prescribed for the PDO, a fire marking is affixed.
Appearance and flavor of Tuscan Ham
Our Prosciutto Toscano DOP is characterized by a rounded shape, arched at the top, with a weight that varies between 9 and 11 kg.
The color of the slice varies from bright red to light red, with little presence of inframuscular fat.
The flavor is delicate, with the right sapidity and the aroma is characteristic, deriving from aging.
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Production area of Tuscan Ham
The production area of Prosciutto Crudo Toscano PDO falls within the entire territory of the Tuscany region.
The pigs used for production must be born, reared and slaughtered in the territories of the Emilia-Romagna, Lombardy, Marche, Umbria, Lazio and Tuscany regions.
Gastronomy Tuscan raw ham
Whole Tuscan Ham can be kept in a cool place, taking care to cover the started part with aluminum foil or transparent film.
The raw Tuscan PDO can be eaten alone, but it also goes well with Tuscan bread, without salt;
it can also become an ingredient for the preparation of delicious dishes, such as "Tuscan rose salad", with a mixture of radicchio and ricotta whipped with aromatic herbs.
Distinctive note Tuscan Raw Ham
The climate of the region has influenced the trimming technique of Prosciutto Toscano PDO which is wider, in the shape of a "V".
To facilitate the penetration of salt. The savory taste that distinguishes it is a characteristic due not only to the salt.
But also to the use, during salting, of typical Tuscan natural essences and aromas such as garlic, rosemary, juniper and myrtle.
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The family bond
For Tuscan families, the bond with the pig is visceral.
For years they have been fed thanks to its meats, which have become an integral part of the local culture and diet.
The Tuscan peasants raised it and fattened it all year round, and then slaughtered it during a feast day, in the winter.
In addition to individual families, over time it has also become important for the economy of the entire region:
In fact, around the fifteenth century, during the Medici years, production began to be regulated with specific provisions on the entire production process.
From a strictly family production, which used the wild or semi-wild system, we moved on to consistent breeding.
Small-industrial artisan processing centers which, respecting the ancient processing techniques, have maintained the original characteristics of the Tuscan Raw Ham
A unique flavor
The result could only be an exquisite raw ham, with an intense, persistent, unforgettable taste.
But we don't have to convince you: it is enough to taste it even once to realize and be delighted by its flavor that is both delicate and tasty at the right point, which makes it simply perfect.
Another of the uniqueness of Prosciutto Toscano PDO is the very low amount of intra-muscle fat, clearly evident from the dry and lean crimson red slices.
In addition, its flavor makes it excellent to be paired with sweet and juicy fruits such as melon, pineapple, kiwi and figs, for a truly healthier diet than ever.
Prosciutto Toscano PDO has the following physical, organoleptic, chemical and chemical-physical characteristics
The Tuscan ham has a rounded arched shape on the top due to the presence of a fleshy frame that protrudes about 5 cm beyond the head of the femur.
Another characteristic of Tuscan ham is its weight, normally around 8 - 10 kg and in any case never less than 7.5 kg.
The Tuscan raw ham is distinguished by the color of the pulp from bright red to light red with little presence of infra and intra muscular fat -
subcutaneous fat of pure white color with light pink veins, compact, without lines of separation between the layers and well adherent to the underlying muscular surface.
The flavor of Tuscan ham is delicate with the right flavor.
Even the fragrant and characteristic aroma due to the traditional methods of processing and curing, makes Tuscan ham an excellent among Italian raw hams.
CHEMICAL AND CHEMICAL-PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
NaCl% max. 8.3
Muscle moisture% max. 61.0
Prothelysis index% max. 30.0
The designation of the protected designation of origin “Tuscan raw ham” must be made in clear and indelible characters.
Clearly distinguishable from any other writing that appears on the label and be immediately followed by the mention "Protected Designation of Origin".
These indications can be combined with the company logo.
The addition of any qualification not expressly provided is prohibited.
However, the use of indications that refer to names or company names or private brands is permitted as long as they do not have a laudatory meaning:
or such as to mislead the buyer, as well as the possible name of pig farms from which the product derives.
Provided that the raw material comes entirely from the aforementioned farms.
The metal seal to be affixed to each leg of Tuscan ham before salting consists of a circular stainless steel eyelet with a diameter of 14 mm.
With central hole diameter 5 mm. on which are embossed with the initials C.P.T. and the start date of processing expressed with the month (indicated in Roman numerals).
It is the year (indicated with the last two digits in Arabic numerals). The seal is shaped in such a way that, applied with a suitable sealer, it is immovable.
The brand name used on the leg of Tuscan ham at the end of the seasoning.
And possibly for the product cut into slices it consists, as shown in the reproduction below, in a figure containing the stylization of the borders of the Tuscany region.
In which the acronym CTP is enclosed in a peculiar handwriting, surrounded at the bottom by the words PROSCIUTTO TOSCANO D.O.P.,
Above said figure there are two numerical characters identifying the producer, and an uppercase alphabetic character indicating the month of seasoning start.
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Complimenti, prosciutto di mio gradimento molto buono. Merita 5 stelle.