Choosing, preparing and serving San Daniele

It is possible to learn how to recognise San Daniele ham by means of our senses. First and foremost, it is necessary to focus carefully on the hams strung up behind the counter, turning to the one that has a trotter and a guitar-like shape. Then look for the Consortium brand. Once you are sure of the origin of the ham and of how long it has been matured for, cut some thin slices. You will be able to distinguish the pinkish red colour of the lean flesh and the white of the fat surrounding it. Now the aroma of the ham will start to spread through the air and stimulate your sense of smell. This will give you a foretaste of the sweet taste and softness to be captured before it melts in your mouth.