SLICED CASELLA'S HERITAGE PROSCIUTTO — by Curemaster Cesare Casella — delicate and nutty, aged 18-24 months, Four 3 oz packs
Sliced Casella's Heritage Prosciutto Four 3 oz packs, aged 18-24 months Cured and ready-to-eat, just open and serve!
Humanely raised on pasture by independent family farmers
100% antibiotic-free with no nitrates or nitrites
Heritagepork has moremarblingresultinginmoretenderandjuicy meat
Casella's prosciutto is something special. Made exclusively from our rare-breed heritage pigs, Casella's follows a time-honored Italian recipe — happy, healthy pigs, salt, and time — there are no other ingredients in these hams. The results are consistently gorgeous — juicy, marbled meat with a delicate nutty flavor.
Casella's was founded in 2016 in part to preserve endangered species of livestock from extinction, like the Tamworth, Gloucestershire Old Spot and Red Wattle pig. Cesare Casella learned about the plight of endangered foods through Slow Food, a non-profit organization started in 1986 in Italy, when the first McDonald’s opened on the Spanish Steps of Rome. To counter the homogenizing effects of fast food, Slow Food was formed to bring attention to regional cuisines and ingredients.
Cesare Casella is best known as the chef with the rosemary — he is rarely without a small bouquet springing from his pocket, a signature that reflects his dedication to his herb-inflected cuisine and fresh ingredients. When he was growing up, one of Chef Casella’s jobs at his family restaurant was helping make the cured meats they were famous for along with the Norcini who were butchers that traveled the Tuscan countryside to help families process their livestock.
Chef Casella is the Dean of Italian Studies at the International Culinary Center and also the Chief of DNA, the Department of Nourishment Arts, at the Center for Discovery where he works to raise awareness about healthy eating for children and adults with developmental disabilities. He has also published multiple cookbooks.