Prosciutto di Carpegna, an Italian Delicacy, Finally Coming to US

This is a big deal.

The following article, written by Maria Yagoda, appears on

For the first time in its centuries-old history, Prosciutto di Carpegna is being sold in America, and this is a very big deal.

The prosciutto, which comes from pigs raised in the Emilia Romagna, Marche, and Lombardia regions of Italy, is treasured for its intense flavor and soft, almost elastic texture. While Prosciutto di Parma and Daniele is pretty widely known in the States, Prosciutto di Carpegna DOP has yet to take off, likely because it’s never been accessible to the American consumer.

As of July, however, Fratelli Beretta will be the exclusive importers of the ham, making it available to American prosciutto lovers who’ll no longer have to smuggle it back from Italian vacations. And it’s heavenly. Continue reading at

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