Mountain ham (which we often call IL NOSTRANO) is a product that is sure to please. It is a cured pork ham, for about 24 months, in Valnerina, in the traditional way
as the “norcino” wants, with 100% Italian meats.
The product has a variable weight based on the size of the pig and its age. Obviously, a larger product must be seasoned more and, inside, it can remain softer.
All mountain hams are cured at an altitude above 500 meters, thus ensuring correct maturation that allows the ham to become firm and dry.
The presence of fat in mountain ham is not high, but it is still sufficient to keep the ham soft despite the prolonged seasoning over the months.
Advantages of whole mountain ham
It is sold without the “gambuccio” but with the bone, it has an intense flavor and allows you to use all the components to avoid any waste. Do you want to find out how to use his bone?
A tip for using the ham bone is to create a broth, high in calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, collagen, glycine, chondroitin and glucosamine. For example, try the following recipe for “ham broth“
- 3 ham bones
- 2.5 liters of water
- 3 large potatoes
- 4 carrots
- 2 shallots
- Short pasta
- 1 boiled egg
In a sufficiently large pot, boil the water with the bones (cut) and the peeled vegetables. Keep the flame alive until it boils, then lower it to the minimum and cook with the lid on for about an hour, skimming the surface.
Turn off the heat, let it cool and filter the broth, which will then be salted according to taste.
Use the broth obtained for a soup, adding the short pasta and the hard-boiled egg until the pasta is cooked.
Why eat mountain ham? This website also explains it to you, which describes Norcia ham as one of the best 14 hams to try!
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