Prosciutto is a traditional Italian delicacy that is made from the hind leg of pork. The process of making prosciutto is an art that has been passed down through generations in Italy. The meat is first salted and then left to dry for several months in a climate-controlled environment. This process, known as "affinamento", results in the development of a savory, complex flavor and a tender, yet firm texture. Prosciutto is a quintessential Italian food and is often served as an appetizer, thinly sliced and accompanied by cheese, bread and fruits. It is also used as a topping on pizzas, sandwiches and salads, adding a rich and savory flavor to the dish.
Del Duca prosciutto has been dubbed "the silk dress of Italian charcuterie". Since 1945 each Del Duca prosciutto has been hand-selected and dry-cured for up to 12 months for a perfect buttery, velvety, nutty flavor.