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Introducing: Zuarina Prosciutto

Posted on Tuesday, April 21, 2015

We are excited to introduce our new line of Prosciutto hams! Our selection includes Organic Parma Prosciutto, aged 18 month Parma as well as a Prosciutto made in the region of San Daniele, Italy.

Here's a little history...........

In the early twentieth century the fifth division of the Italian army entered Libya and conquered the city of Zuara

The Italian soldiers’ wives used to call their children Zuaro and Zuarina, and this is how the founder’s wife, Zuarina Ugolotti, got her name. While the Italian soldiers fought in Africa, the “warrior” of the company Ferrari Domenico, salted his first hams in his cellars. The first postcards from italian soldiers were filled with nostalgia; so Ferrari Domenico acted immediately, he filled his  company van with pride ......and hams. The van had solid rubber wheels and was not afraid of the sand covered roads; it stopped only after 10,000 km when it reached Addis Abeba, where the Italian soldiers enjoyed the sweet taste of home. 

Zuarina ham is still produced according to ancient rules: first of all the raw material is carefully selected, then the salting process is carried out, followed by a perfect curing process. Simple yet effective, these rules have ensured the success of the product all over the world.

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