Karst prosciutto (Kraški prsut)

Carso, Friuli Venezia Giulia

prosciutto del Carso – Photo AirBnB

Preparation technology.
The leg of pork is placed in brine, washed with water and sprinkled with pepper and paprika in some cases.

a) Raw material: thighs of pigs reared in the area, with traditional diet based on cereals, potatoes, roots and grits.
b) Technological: salt, pepper, paprika.
c) Additives: none.

A month or in brine longer a variable period (one month) for drying.

Aging period.
About six months in the attic, then, with the arrival of warm periods ranging from six months to a year or more in the cellar.

Production area.
Karst area of the border with Slovenia. Particularly in Monrupino area covering Zolla, Rupingrande and Farnetti.

Source: Atlas of typical Italian products, Insor, 1989-1995