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Plural: prosciutti

Language: Italian

Description: Cured ham, usually salted and air-dried and eaten raw rather than cooked. Hams from the hind thighs are used to make prosciutto and should be hung for at least 8 months. One of the most highly regarded hams comes from San Daniele in Friuli-Venezia Giulia.

Prosciutto, with many thanks to the lovely Limoncello on Mill Road in Cambridge

Pronounced: proh-SHYOOT-toh
Gender: m
Ethnicity: Italian
Most frequent country: Widespread

See places: Italian food and cuisine

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