Lately, I've quite taken to this stuff. While it doesn't have the same melty texture, it has the same lovely taste. And since it's a lot cheaper than Proscuitto, I can have more of it more often.
It feels like one of those cheap-eat gems - disproportionate mouth joy for the price, kinda thing. Like maybe it's made of the end bits of proscuitto that are not as pretty and well shaped but it's still really good? it's not stringy, dry or bland like some bad proscuitto I have had, though I imagine it's possible to get bad proscuitto salami too
Is there something deadly or horrid about it that I should know?
it appears to be chunks of proscuitto pressed into a salami format - not ground meat, like traditional salami and with no added spices, just the proscuitto curing. I get it at a couple delis around Toronto and one source is more fatty than the other, the extra fat content improves it. The taste is not as melty as traditional form proscuitto but it has the lovely proscuitto flavour
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Ira, I've had the product Orangewasabi describes-
I found it at a deli counter that carried a lot of Volpi brand italian sausages. I think it is chopped up trim from the pre-sliced proscuitto Volpi produces
It's not the best proscuitto I've ever eaten by a long stretch, but it does taste good enough with a splash of olive oil, cracked pepper, and some fresh mozz on a nice italian roll.
Haven't seen it for a while, though. At about half the price of proscuitto and a few pennies more than sopresetta, I was a happy customer.
Could it be any of the following products?
The above three are made from the same meat as prosciutto. OR