Prosciutto di San Daniele is only as special as it is because behind every ham is the hard work of men and women who are equally special. Dedicated professionals who have handed down the art of San Daniele from generation to generation through the centuries, ensuring that the strict method has remained unchanged for hundreds of years.
The quality of Prosciutto di San Daniele was officially recognised by the Italian government in 1970 when it introduced a law concerning the traditional rules governing production. This imposed a legal obligation to comply with these traditional methods and anyone failing to comply was penalised thereby protecting the brand, quality, and unique characteristics of San Daniele ham. These rules are set forth in the Product Specification and cover every step of the production process performed by the ham producers and everyone involved in the entire production chain e.g. breeders, slaughterhouses, slicers etc. The application of these rules is compulsory under Italian law and European Union regulations.