Tips on Serving Prosciutto di Parma Print Email

For maximum flavor, serve thin slices of Prosciutto di Parma at room temperature. Enjoy it as Italians do—without removing the band of fat around each slice, which helps give the ham its distinctive balance of flavor and texture.

As a classic antipasto, arrange three to four slices of Prosciutto di Parma on a plate, accompanied simply by country bread. Serve Italian cheeses and olives if you like.

Drape Prosciutto di Parma® slices around fresh figs or melon slices. Or, try other seasonal fruits such as ripe pears, mangos, papayas, pineapples and kiwis.

To create an elegant salad, top mixed greens with strips of Prosciutto di Parma® and shavings of Parmigiano-Reggiano®·

Make an Italian-style panino by layering slices of Prosciutto di Parma on a crusty roll with fresh or smoked mozzarella, tomato slices and a sprinkling of olive oil.

Wrap Prosciutto di Parma® slices around bread sticks, lightly cooked asparagus spears or grilled shrimp.

Use diced Prosciutto di Parma® to enhance pasta, rice or risotto, or vegetables such as asparagus or peas.

Sauté finely diced Prosciutto di Parma® with onions, carrots, celery and herbs to make a sofrito, or flavor base for sauces and many other dishes.

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