The King of Salumi is Coming to the U.S.

By on Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

Have you ever heard of Culatello? Don’t worry, most Americans haven’t; and that’s because it hasn’t been allowed into the U.S. from Italy. Well, a few weeks back the USDA decided it was time to clear six Italian provinces for export of pork products, including Lombardy, Emilia-Romagna, Venice, Piedmont, Trento and Bolzano. That means we’re about to finally get culatello also referred to as the king of salumi, which the LA Times says is the “heart” of a prosciutto ham, removed and cured separately and has a silky texture and profound pork flavor. Is it lunch time yet?

Written by Steve Cooper

Steve Cooper is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of Hitched, a service and lifestyle online magazine for married couples. When Steve is not not researching or dispensing relationship information, he's reading, eating or marrying flavors together in the kitchen.

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