An Italian delicacy that dates back to at least the 12th century, prosciutto is cherished for its texture, color, fragrance and taste. Our prosciutto comes from the highest quality fresh hams that are gently massaged with a hint of salt and then placed in our aging rooms for the slow drying process. Our Curing Masters check the prosciutto daily in the traditional Italian manner handed down for hundreds of years. When cured to perfection, the prosciutto is then hand-trimmed by our Master Salumiere.
Bayonne ham indeed draws its origins in various cities of the Adour Basin, but its influence and reputation grew through the important port of Bayonne whose name it bears. Soon the outstanding flavor of this delicacy won the favor of the gourmands of France and beyond. Bayonne ham is a prized guest at every banquet. With success came intensified production over the centuries and gradually , methods of manufacture were refined to meet more precise and demanding specifications. The selection of pigs , the time and breeding conditions , salting , drying, refining … are all steps that meet the highest criteria.
Tanara Prosciutto di Parma D.O.P. at any age is produced under strict Italian law which governs the size of the hog leg to be used and what the hogs eat, among other strict considerations. Once the perfect leg has been selected, it undergoes a sea salting stage that last for a few weeks. The actual curing process occurs in humidity and temperature controlled rooms which replicate the fall, winter and spring seasons. An added bonus is the pure breeze from the Apennine mountains that blows into the curing house windows, thus adding an a unique form of air terroir to the ham. The entire process is time-consuming and tedious, but Tanara’s end product always measures up to the highest standards so that it earns the Parma fire-branded crown stamp with honors. The 24-month version sets itself apart with its bold black label.
This salami consists of fresh pork, garlic, black pepper, and red wine. Once the paste is created it is placed into natural hog casings imported from Europe. When fully aged this item is a perfect match for artesian breads and cheeses.
A blend of cracked pepper and fresh garlic combined with a medium grind of extra-lean pork give our genoa salame its aromatic mellowness. Hand-stuffed and slowly air-dried for two months, it`s the perfect addition to sandwiches, in an antipasto or as a topping on pizza. You can even slice it into a hearty country salad.
Pancetta is a salumi made of pork belly meat that is salt cured. Pancetta in Italy is typically cooked to add depth to soups and pastas.