Speck Mountain - 500 Gr
Speck belongs to South Tyrol just like mountains, apples and wine. Unique in production and taste, it is a raw ham that with its light smoking and its seasoning in the open air is known by gourmets all over the world. The first documents mentioning “speck” date back to the 18th century.
However, although with different names and definitions, it appears in the accounting registers and regulations of butchers as early as 1200. The term derives from the Middle High German "spec" and the High German "spek", which means "often, fat".
Pack of 500 grams - In case of different weight, the integration of payment on delivery will be required.
Initially, speck was produced by farmers in South Tyrol for the need to preserve meat and was intended for family consumption. Thanks to the production of speck, it was possible to preserve the meat of the pigs that were killed during the Christmas period all year round. For the production of Speck Alto Adige PGI only the selected legs are used. Ham is an excellent quality product obtained from pork.
Speck lives thanks to the experience and intuition of South Tyrolean farmers and their passion for their product. At the base there is a jealously guarded secret, a recipe that in the history of South Tyrol has been handed down from generation to generation. Even today, what makes speck special are the ancient recipes of the ancestors, handed down for over 100 years. Speck Alto Adige PGI is a fundamental ingredient of many traditional South Tyrolean recipes, such as bacon dumplings. Over time, smoked ham has become one of the main dishes for parties and banquets. And still, accompanied by bread, cheese and wine, it is the protagonist of the typical South Tyrolean snack. Speck Alto Adige over the centuries has improved more and more, has entered the kitchen of starred chefs and is today probably the most famous product of South Tyrol.
And to celebrate this piece of history, the Speck Festival is organized every year in Val di Funes.
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