Types of Deli Meats
Cured meats have a very long tradition in Italy. It seems that they were already popular among the Romans and the Etrurians. Basically, it is raw or cooked meat cured by adding salt, animal fat, herbs and spices.
In Italy there are over a hundred types of salami, classified according to the meat used (read below).
If you love Italian cuisine you absolutely have to taste Parma ham (prosciutto crudo di Parma), which together with the San Daniele ham is one of the most famous products of Italian charcuterie: they are both dry-cured cured hams with a delicate flavor and a great taste.
Than there is the Speck, a smoked ham from Trentino Alto Adige perfect for cooking of for an amazing antipasto.
Read our tips and discover how to use these delicious hams in your recipes.