Violino di capra della Valchiavenna

Valchiavenna, Lombardy

Violino di capra della Valchiavenna

Traditional product from Valchiavenna (Sondrio).

It ‘a ham made from goat’s shoulder or thigh.

And it’s aged at least 60 days but sometimes up to 10-12 months.

Presents the original anatomical shape that roughly resembles a violin.

The color is gray outside, tending to red mahogany brown once cut.

Is sometimes smoked.

He weighs between 1.2 and 2.5 kilograms.

INGREDIENTS
Goat thighs or shoulder
Salt
Garlic
Cinnamon
Red wine
Crushed pepper
Laurel
Juniper berries
Cloves
Coriander
Spices composition varies from manufacturer to manufacturer
Sodium nitrate (E 250)

STAGES OF PROCESS
Degreasing
Trimming
Preparation of tanning
Hand salting
By stacking steel tanks with the tanning
Stop for 10-20 days with turning over every 4-5 days
Hand massage
Trimming
Smoked for 24 hours with embers of pine, fir or larch
Seasoning hung in the cellar at 12 ° C for 3-6 (sometimes up to 12) months
AUTHOR
23/03/2006 – Paolo Boni

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