Curing ham is a proud tradition in Italy that dates all the way back to Roman times. Italian tradition in order to bring the finest cured meats - like this thin sliced aged Prosciutto di Parma DOP - to your table. Prosciutto di Parma, also known as Parma ham, is one of the most highly-prized meats in the world. Only by being made in accordance with strict regulations that ensure its high quality and absolute authenticity can this ham bear the mark of the 5-point Parma crown. This decadent cured meat is made from the hand-selected legs of heritage breeds of hogs that are raised on the lush pastures and abundant produce of northern Italy's region. The legs are expertly trimmed, then coated with a layer of sea salt to dry and preserve the meat. These salted legs are left to cure for 24 months in the perfumed sea breezes of the region, during which time the meat develops a complex, salty, lightly sweet, and savory flavor, as well as a striking ruby-red color shot through with rich white marbling. This exquisite product is made without preservatives: high-quality ham, sea salt, fresh air, and time are the only ingredients used to make this Prosciutto di Parma, just as it has been made for centuries!