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Good stuff happening in the US: Iowa Prosciutto

applehome Feb 2, 2009 10:24 PM

NY Times article:

Also, Ruhlman's commentary:

We beat up American tastes so often - it's good to see something like this happening here.

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    kobetobiko Feb 2, 2009 10:33 PM

    I have purhcased La Quercia's prosciutto and agree that it tasted quite fine. To me it tasted closer to prosciutto san danielle than di parma. However, the price is definitely high in the sense that it causes just as much as (if more expensive than) Italian's imported prosciutto.

    I also got their lardo and it was fanastic!

    1. j
      jaykayen Feb 2, 2009 11:54 PM

      It tastes fine, but honestly, it's not as good as and it costs more than prosciutto di parma.

      I would say it it just tastes "less," like the way commercial chickens just taste "less" than free range chickens, or commercial pork tastes "less" than anything pork should taste like.

      I haven't seen lardo, speck, coppa, or guanciale from them, and I would love to, just because my local source is way too darn busy.

      1. Phoo_d Feb 3, 2009 11:51 AM

        I've got to agree. The prosciutto I've tried is good stuff but definitely different than Italian.

        1. Glencora Feb 3, 2009 12:05 PM

          It's good idea, but the article says the pigs are fed corn and soybeans. I've read that the pigs in Parma are fed the whey left over from making Parmesan. I assume that would affect the flavor.

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