Its given name is Nino, the shortened version of Giovannino, and it and represents the smaller version of its famous father, prosciutto cotto San Giovanni (San Giovanni cooked ham). It is produced using national raw material marked PP (Per Parma). The original size of the thigh is 16.5/18.5 kg. It is used only the part of the nut, so as to obtain a product with an amount of fat much lower than the average, without losing the delicate flavour assured by the use of heavy legs of the Po Valley pigs. The tanning process is the same used for San Giovanni ham. It is cooked in the same way, too. Meat is wrapped in a piece of rough cloth to be protected during the entire process. The product is cooked for a long time, slowly, so as to dissolve the fats and brown the lean parts. Our particular manufacturing method gives the meat a rich natural flavour and the typical melt-in-the-mouth effect. The ingredients we use enhance the naturalness of the product. We use only natural honey with no added sugars. The product does not contain dairy products, polyphosphates, starches and gluten.
Serve Nino thinly sliced, forming a small pyramid. Enjoy it with slices of white bread or with the classic Torta Fritta (fried bread to eat warm right after it has been cooked). Alternatively, warm it up in the oven at 180°C for 15 minutes to prepare a succulent and tasty main course that can be served with baked potatoes. Pair with red wines, such as Barbera and sparkling Bonarda dell’Oltrepò Pavese, or with whites, such as Sooave and Franciacorta Pas Dosè.
Region: Emilia Romagna
Producer: Capitelli F.lli
Ingredients: Pork, Salt, Honey 2.4 %, Flavours, Antioxidant : L, Sodium ascorbate, Preservatives : Sodium Nitrite
Storage conditions: store at 4°C
Shelf-life: 150 days from the date of production
The weight of products as indicated on the label may slightly vary from the real weight of the delivery due to the small-scale artisanal production.
Claudio Capitelli, following a well-established family tradition in the aging of meats and cheeses, decided to start a new adventure and founded Capitelli F.lli in 1977. Capitelli F.lli is located in Borgonovo Val Tidone, a green area characterized by the typical landscape of the Po areas and the neighbouring Piacenza hills. Over the last ten years, the company has invested significant resources in research and development activities, with the specific intent to recover the authentic characteristics of the traditional Italian ham, exalted through highly innovative ideas.