Speck is basically a ham that is very similar to a prosciutto; the big difference is that the Speck is dry-cured and smoked and aged while a prosciutto is dry-cured and aged.
Citterio's version is made from de-boned pig thighs that are cut into slabs, trimmed of excess fat, then seasoned with juniper berries and other aromatic spices. These naturally cold smoked before being slowly dry-air aged for several months to develop speck's characteristic flavor and silky texture.
Speck does not need any preparation; it is ready-to-eat and there are many ways to enjoy and serve speck. It can simply be sliced and served as an appetizer or in a sandwich with oil, tomatoes and basil. However, it can also be added to pasta, risotto, soups and pizza, enhancing the taste of the dishes.
Please note that we will charge your credit card for the actual weight of the speck that we will ship to you.