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Langhirano, Italy

Museum of Prosciutto di Parma

Ham is serious business at the Prosciutto Museum-Serious, delicious business.  

Prosciutto di Parma is not just slivers of salty goodness – It is a delicacy seeped in tradition and technique, and is the pride of the city of Parma. The fame of Parma ham goes all the way back to Roman times, and the secrets of curing as well as the mastery of the butcher craft have been fine-tuned and passed down for centuries.

The museum will take you on a journey through the gastronomic history of its ham, its origins, its presence in art, and the special micro-climate enjoyed by the region that insures its salt content and it’s sweetness. You will also learn about the Consortium of safeguard that guarantees its quality. After learning more about this fine food than you ever thought you’d need to know, you will finally be rewarded with what you came for – Prosciutto tasting.

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