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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Prosciutto "Bazzone"


Prosciutto Bazzone's origins are around the late nineteenth century, when families of farmers living around Serchio river slaughtered pigs weighing 200 kg,thus about 18 kg thighs. The production process at the time, maintained even today, provided that these hams, heavy and elongated, were placed together with other parts of pork (bacon, lard, cheek) in a stone basin (pond) for seasoning,adding salt, garlic, spices and wine. The Prosciutto Bazzone currently weighs an average of 13-15 kg depending on the season, shows a typical elongated shape and with a step of about 4-5 cm along the edge (Bazza,in italian), hence the name. The meat is usually deep red and may have small infiltration of fat that give a taste quite recognizable but delicate. The Prosciutto Bazzone  of Garfagnana and Serchio Valley  is, since 2004 a  Slow Food product,and it is still made using  the old tradition recipe. After trimming, the hams are placed in groups of 5-6 into a stone basin of Cardoso Stone by adding salt, pepper, spices, bay leaves, garlic and rosemary. After 90 days, the hams are removed from the tanks, washed and left to dry in cold adapted, temperature and humidity controlled. Once dried, covered with a shirt are composed primarily of pepper, garlic and spices, then hung from the ceiling of rooms adequately ventilated or in dark cellars. After a minimum of 20-36 months of slow maturation, Prosciutto Bazzone is ready for use. Thanks to Antica Norcineria

4 comments:

Pegasuslegend said...

I would love to be dining at your table love your recipes you cook alot like my grandmom!

Elettra said...

Domanda: da 1 a 10 che voto dai alla cucina e ai prodotti italiani?
Risposta:20

Alan (Sg) said...

Hi ~ Aurelio ~,
you have two great grand-mamas!

I'm enjoying your sedap food blog, keep up with your wonderful articles.

You are the best!

;-)

* Alan *

Aurelio Barattini said...

@Pegasuslegend @Elettra @Alan(Sg) Thank you for comment""