Celebrating Summer with Prosciutto di Parma Recipes

DISCLAIMER: This post was developed in sponsored partnership with Prosciutto di Parma.

Summertime is finally upon us and so is my Everything Delish Prosciutto di Parma Honey Ricotta Toast & Charcuterie Board! Yes, you read that correctly- Prosciutto di Parma Honey Ricotta Toast! Not only does it sound delightful, but it also tastes extremely delicious. Personally, I love cooking with Prosciutto di Parma, as it is a 100% all-natural, gluten-free product made with only four ingredients: pork, sea salt, air and time. I believe that it is particularly important to cook with high quality ingredients like Prosciutto di Parma since it is completely free of preservatives, additives and hormones.

One thing that I always say is that you can never have too many appetizers. Really, most times when I get together with friends- I find myself snacking on every dish served BEFORE the meal. Do you do the same? This is why I chose to share two Prosciutto di Parma appetizers on the blog, because you can never have enough Prosciutto! Prosciutto di Parma is a PDO. The term “Protected Designation of Origin” refers to products that are uniquely linked to the geographical area of their name. Cooking with ingredients like Prosciutto really help elevate your dish. Especially Prosciutto di Parma. Unlike other cured hams, which can be produced from pork raised anywhere, Prosciutto di Parma can only be produced from Italian-born and bred Pigs raised according to the highest standards, on which they are monitored inspected and traced. Produced in the countryside surrounding the city of Parma in North-Central Italy, this is where the dry, sweet air creates the perfect conditions for the natural curing of the hams. 

This world-famous ham has now become a staple ingredient in my kitchen. One thing I love most about cooking with Prosciutto di Parma is how versatile the ingredient is. Since I had unused Prosciutto slices from my toast recipe, I decided to use the remaining pieces as a key ingredient to assembling the perfect charcuterie board. Seriously, who doesn’t love a charcuterie board made with Prosciutto! 

Not sure how to know if you’re enjoying an authentic product? Here are some tips to help you better navigate a label and identify the real deal. Look for authentic identifiers that confirm the product’s origin. You’ll be able to identify Prosciutto di Parma by the Parma Crown on all packaging. When looking for authentic products from Europe, make sure to look for a PDO stamp, which indicates that the product is authentic and produced in the region of the origin. Lastly, look at all of the information presented on the labels. For example, when buying an Italian product search for wording that says, “produced in Italy” versus just “Italian”. 

Now that you know how to find authentic Prosciutto di Parma product, it’s best that you keep reading for my Everything Delish Prosciutto di Parma Honey Ricotta Toast & Charcuterie Board recipes. Check them out below! 

Prosciutto di Parma Recipes

Prosciutto di Parma Honey Ricotta Toast

Ingredients:

·  1 medium baguette

·  2 tbsp. of Extra Virgin Olive Oil

·  1 package of Proschttps://parmacrown.com/iutto di Parma

·  1 cup of Lite Ricotta Cheese

·  1 cup of arugula

·  2 tbsp. of honey

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Lightly brush the toasted baguette with EVOO, and bake for 2-3 minutes until the edges begin to brown.

3. Evenly spread ricotta cheese onto each toasted piece of bread.

4. Top with a slice of Prosciutto di Parma and honey.

5. Drizzle the honey on top.

Enjoy!

Prosciutto di Parma Charcuterie Board

Ingredients:

·  8-10 Slices of Prosciutto di Parma

·  1 cup of Parmesan Sea Salt Crackers

·  1/2 cup of assorted olives

·  2 cups of grapes

·  1/4 cup of honey

·  1 block of Parmigiano Reggiano

·  1/2 cup of arugula

·  1 cup of pretzels

Tips on Assembling the Perfect Charcuterie Board:

·  Make sure that the slices of Prosciutto di Parma are laid out flat.

·  Pile up your ingredients like pretzels, grapes & crackers.

·  Make sure to fill up all of the empty spaces on your board!

Enjoy! 

DISCLAIMER: This post was developed in sponsored partnership with Prosciutto di Parma.

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