3 Delicious Ways to Savour Prosciutto Toscano (DOP)

With a little ingenuity, this delicious salami can take an ordinary meal to new heights.

Prosciutto Toscano DOP

Prosciutto Toscano DOP is a jewel in Tuscany’s treasure chest of culinary delights and a salumi that can be transformed into incredible edible delights in your own home. Read on to learn about what sets this prosciutto apart and discover three delectable ways to enjoy it.

Sweet, savoury, rich and buttery, Prosciutto Toscano DOP is crafted with respect for tradition and attention to detail. To this day, each processing stage is designed to replicate the climatic conditions that would have been experienced by ancient Tuscan pig-farmers, who first perfected the curing process. The salting of the meat begins in December, and the particular mixture of herbs used is passed on through the generations. After about a year of aging in highly controlled environments, only those hams that pass intense inspection are branded with the Prosciutto Toscano DOP marking, ready for you to savour.

  1. Mozzarella in Carozza with Prosciutto

Mozzarella in carozza is a classic Italian sandwich that is like a next-level rendition of our North American grilled cheese. For each sandwich, place a slice or two each of aged Mozzarella cheese and Prosciutto Toscano DOP between two pieces of bread. Dredge each sandwich in seasoned flour, egg wash and breadcrumbs. Fry your creation in high-quality extra virgin olive oil from Italy.

  1. Apricot and Prosciutto Panini

Panini can be found in bars and cafes across Italy. For a savoury-sweet take on this go-to, combine a slice of Taleggio DOP, a spoonful of apricot preserve and two slices Prosciutto Toscano DOP in between a two slices of bread. Brush bread slices with melted butter. Place the sandwich on a preheated panini press and cook until golden brown.

  1. Fig, Prosciutto and Arugula pizza

For a sauce-and-cheese-free twist on pizza night, top a homemade pizza crust – fresh from the oven – with a classic mix of Prosciutto Toscano DOP slices, fresh figs, peppery fresh arugula and a drizzle of Italian DOP Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

Have you tried Prosciutto Toscano DOP? What are your favourite ways to enjoy this Italy specialty? Share your thoughts on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter with #MadeInItaly.

Buon appetito!

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