Volpi Whole Boneless Prosciutto - 12 lbs
Volpi Boneless Prosciutto
Avg Wt - 12 lbs
Perfected by dedicated craftsmen for over a century, Volpi Prosciutto is the product of an extensive drying process. Carefully inspected and hand-trimmed by our master Salumiere, each Prosciutto ham is vigorously rubbed and salted by hand to ensure an air-dried, even cure. Enjoy the tender, rich and sweet taste of Volpi Italian traditional Prosciutto. Sliced or diced, its delicate flavor is an inspiration to any meal.
First Prosciutto Ham
Posted by Tom B. on 14th Aug 2016
I experienced my first Prosciutto as a 3 ounce vacuum packed product from a local chain supermarket. Yuck! That experience turned me off to ever trying it again, but the elegance of the idea drove me to attempt a full ham. I bought the 12 pound Volpi ham from this site about four months ago. I enjoyed the experience of this ham, after having found a butcher who would cut the ham into thin slices for me. This ham has changed my mind about Prosciutto hams and am waiting to afford a better ham. The first Volpi ham lasted me just a bit over four weeks. I gave it a three star mostly from lack of gustatory experience with elegant foods. At 71 and with chronic problems which limits my activities my focus has become food. I would love to make my own, but procuring the necessary materials would exceed the comparison economically. I have to conclude that this was a good ham for the price considering the work and craftsmanship that goes into making these products. No more pre-packaged, three ounce, $9.00 hams.
Whole Volpe Prociutto Ham
Posted by Unknown on 16th Aug 2015
First problem I encountered was finding a butcher that could cut the whole 11.8 pound ham to the thinness I wanted was not an easy task as it seems to take a more specialized slicer or skill. Once ham was cut for me I was pleased. I have gone through two pounds of it in about two weeks. I found the ham to be rather chewy, like buckskin leather. It was stringy, and some what tough. The flavor was tolerable. I am finding that I need to tenderize the ham with a meat mallet to break up the muscel fibers and other elements. If you are not careful it is possible to choke on this meat. I have has worse hams that had a clear raw, unfinished flavor. I suspect some short cuts were used in the process of the Volpe ham. Others I viewed started reaching into $200 to $300 ranges, far to much on my fixed retirement income, but I could possibly purchase another as it is tolerable, especially if you can get it cut thin.
Now for supermarketitalian. I requested information regarding preserving the ham an other questions just after ordering. The company was rude enough to ignore my request. I needed to know how best to care for the ham as I had no desire to eat it up as fast as I could. They were never forthcoming and to date have refused to answer my questions. I guess they are above that. I plan to contact Volpe producers and inform them of the Supermarked Italian and their attitude towards customers. If I can find the ham elsewhere I will more than likely do it. Also not. This organization is closed on Saturdays and Sundays, so your order can be delayed in getting to you. This information should have been provided before placing an order.
Hope you find his helpful. Please note that Volpe is American made and not from Italy.