What is Prosciutto?
Prosciutto is a dry-cured ham. It is popular in Italian cuisine, but has become an increasingly common ingredient in many western cuisines. The meat comes from the hind leg and is sliced paper thin. The texture is smooth, dry and creamy. It is pink with a thin strip of white fat on the outside of the slice. The flavor is unique: sweet and salty, with a bold tang that is reminiscent of fermentation, yet delicate.
Prosciutto is a sophisticated ham and pairs well with fruit, cheese, meats, seafood and makes a delicious sandwich topping.