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Old 08-21-2005, 09:59 AM   #1
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Prosciutto question

I'm confused........I can never find proshuito at my grocery stores. Well the other day I finally spotted some but it said it was German Proshuito..........I thought it was an Italian meat? Has anyone had the German version? Whats the difference taste wise?

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Old 08-21-2005, 10:16 AM   #2
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I'm confused........I can never find proshuito at my grocery stores. Well the other day I finally spotted some but it said it was German Proshuito..........I thought it was an Italian meat? Has anyone had the German version? Whats the difference taste wise?
I have never heard of "German Prosciutto". Crudely translated, prosciutto means "ham" so I'm not sure why you would call it German Prosciutto. It could be that it's a ham from Germany made in the style of Prosciutto di Parma or something like that. Have you asked anyone in the deli or meat departments if they carry it? That would be the best place to start.
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Old 08-21-2005, 10:42 AM   #4
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German Prosciutto:

https://www.bavariasausage.com/shop/...roduct_id=2620
Maybe susi or other of our german friends can explain the diff between italian and german
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German Prosciutto:

https://www.bavariasausage.com/shop/...roduct_id=2620
Maybe susi or other of our german friends can explain the diff between italian and german
Jennyema,
I think you just gave me an answer to a question I had yesterday. We went to a birthday party at a favorite restaurant and as an appitizer they had melon wrapped in procuitto..The first bite I thought this is odd, it tasted a little sweeter and less salty then Italian procuitto, and it was easier to bite through not quite as stringy..Have you tried this other procuitto, the German type? It is really more ham like but very good, if I could find it I would get it to use now and them..
Anyway I wanted to thank you for the link as when I look at the picture this is exactly what the procuitto I had looked like..
thanks again
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Old 08-21-2005, 01:09 PM   #6
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Thanks Jen for clearing that up. And Kadesma for letting me know the general flavor and texture compared to the italian version.
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Old 02-25-2006, 06:27 PM   #7
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When you say "German Proscuitto" - I immediately thought of Westphalian Ham - we eat it all the time, either as a lunch meat, or with raclette dinner.

See here http://www.foodsubs.com/MeatcureHams.html

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Here, I've learned that what is called "prosciutto" is what we call "prosciutto crudo (raw)", and what you call "ham" is what we call "prosciutto cotto (cooked)". Both, they are the rear leg of a pork, and I think that every country specialized in this animals could have good prosciutti. Germany IS specialized, so it's effectively probable that their prosciutti could be very good. I don'know them so well, but in the northern part of Italy, near Germany and Austria, we have excellent smoked hams, no , please, smoked "prosciutti", called "speck", and we know very well excellent smoked pork fillets and chops. So, I'm not surprised. Are you sure this one is not slightly smoked?
I'd only like to say something about taste.
Here, there are different types: the sweetest is Parma prosciutto (to be sweet is considered a good thing) and, more tasty, but even more flavouring, is San Daniele Prosciutto. This is here the most expensive (30-40 ). In both of them, you can change the taste, according to the particular part you are eating. The sweetest are the part near the bone, the tastiest, at the outside.
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i've had the german prosciutto, and it's ok, but no where near as good as italian, di san danielle or di parma.

the german one i had did resemble a pale ham, and the italian was darker, more streaked with white fat.
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Old 03-23-2006, 09:29 AM   #10
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I still have yet to find a store that sells prosciutto in my area. I think I'll have to make a list of things I'm unable to find and go to the larger cities around here and see if I can find them:
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