Legends from Europe Products
These world-class hams and cheeses look and taste different, yet have a lot in common. Made for centuries with traditional methods, they belong to an elite group certified under the Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) system.
Montasio – a delightfully versatile cheese whose origins trace back to a 17th century mountain monastery – is produced only in Friuli Venezia Giulia and eastern Veneto. Depending on how long Montasio has been aged, its qualities change in subtle ways. Younger cheeses are ivory in color with a mild, delicate flavor. With further aging, Montasio turns a mellow golden color, becomes firmer and develops a bolder, more full-bodied qualities.Learn More
Grana Padano is a naturally made cheese with a mild flavor so pleasing that it has become the world’s best-selling European cheese in the elite PDO category. Produced in northern Italy’s Po Valley, this raw milk cheese is rich in nutrients, very digestible and lower in fat than many other cheeses.Learn More
Prosciutto di Parma
Prosciutto di Parma is a world-famous ham cured in the gently rolling countryside near Parma, Italy. Made from specially bred pigs born and raised according to strict guidelines, Parma Ham® has a full-bodied, complex, savory-sweet flavor. Prosciutto di Parma is free of additives and naturally air cured with just the right amount of sea salt applied by highly experienced “salt masters.”Learn More
Handcrafted in a small, defined area primarily in Emilia Romagna, Parmigiano Reggiano is a raw-milk cheese internationally renowned for its range of flavors reflective of seasonal subtleties. Made according to traditional methods established more than nine centuries ago and closely linked to its place of origin, the seasonal differences in the cheese are notable and vary according to the seasons and what the cows are eating.Learn More
Prosciutto di San Daniele
The cold Alpine winds and balmy Adriatic breezes of San Daniele and its environs mingle to create just the right micro-climate to cure this delicately flavored ham. Prosciutto di San Daniele is cured according to the slow, all-natural system developed by the Celts who settled here more than 2,000 years ago, and monitored rigorously to ensure superb quality. The result is a fragrant, rosy-colored ham with a delicate texture and taste, and lingering finish on the plate.Learn More
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